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If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

~ Rudyard Kipling

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.

~ Chinese proverb

Life is but a little story, punctuated in the main with commas of our happiness and periods of our pain.

~ Edgar Selwyn

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.

~ Sue Monk Kidd

People are hungry for stories. It's part of our being.

~ Studs Terkel

In the end, only the stories survive.

~ Alexis M. Smith

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We have some greatΒ storiesΒ for you this year.πŸ—ž

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Recent Stories ...

Charles Lindburgh's plane and flower girl, Margie Creque in St. Thomas ,US Virgin Islands by Valerie Sims

Could This Be Charles Lindbergh’s Flower Girl? ~ 1928

Margie Creque 🌺 Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of […]

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St. Croix Hook bracelets, US Virgin Islands, Jewelry

Do You Know the Story Behind these St. Croix-Designed Hook Bracelets?

St. Croix Hook Bracelet Have you seen these popular St. Croix-designed hook bracelets or are you lucky enough to own […]

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Race Relations by Dr. Krigger

Race Relations in the US Virgin Islands book by Dr. Marilyn Krigger ~ 2017

There’s a new book published in December 2017 about the US Virgin Islands! πŸ“’ Special thanks to David and Priscilla […]

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St. Croix by Robert Amandus Johnson

Saint Croix 1770 – 1776 book by Robert Amandus Johnson

Robert Amandus Johnson Our beloved friend, Bob Johnson wrote a fascinating account of the early history of the Virgin Islands […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Minnesota Historical Society

Virgin Islanders Mourn Loss of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ~ 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King, courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society πŸ““ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The year, 1968 was a […]

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Beautiful Island Paintings by Larry Gluck ~ 1960s

Larry Gluck, Artist Larry Gluck created some of the most captivating scenes of the Virgin Islands on canvas! πŸ–Ό On […]

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Henry Creque Ten pounds

The Ten Pound Baby!

Ten Pound Baby🍼 Have you ever discovered articles about your family in the old newspapers?Β  I’ve been thrilled to find […]

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Anansi spider story

Anansi and Company Book by Bish Denham

Our mother loved listening to Anansi stories during her summer holidays at Francis Bay on St. John. πŸ•· As a […]

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Tony Creque

Fun-Times Treasure Hunting with Tony Creque ~ 1986

Have you ever had a family member that made you laugh just to be in their presence? 😊 For me, […]

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Creque Marine Railway

See the Damage to the Creque Marine Railway After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Before Hurricane Damage The Creque Marine Railway is a special, historic property that first became a part of our family’s […]

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Flip Pal Scanner

One of my Favorite Christmas Presents

Flip-Pal Scanner One of my favorite Christmas gifts has lasted the test of time! πŸ’» It’s a little battery-operated device […]

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Sun, Sand, Murder in Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Sun, Sand and Murder Mystery Book by John Keyse-Walker

Here’s a new book set in the tiny island of our ancestors, Anegada.Β πŸ“˜ Thanks to Sophie Schiller, author of Transfer […]

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Interested in the Maritime H

Here are a few stories about visiting vessels and local boats ...

Remembering the RMS Rhone ~ 1867

Message in a Bottle Found in Virgin Gorda! ~ 1833

The Beautiful Boston-Built Schooner, GITANA anchors in the Harbor ~ 1899

See the Damage to the Creque Marine Railway After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

New Book Launched, Twice She Struck, The Story of RMS RHONE

The Yacht, Diablesse Visits St. Thomas ~ 1914

The Disappearance of the Fishing Sloop, KITE ~ 1901

Ever Wonder What St. Thomas Was Like One Hundred Years Ago? Take This Tour…

Happy National Maritime Day

Early Image of the Creque Marine Railway ~ 1912

44 Ships Belonging to the North Atlantic Fleet Pass Very Close to St. Croix ~ 1917

9 Residents Are First to Tour the Danish Training Ship, DANMARK ~ 1934

How Derrick Barges Help the Maritime Industry ~ 1933

Rebuilding a Sunken Sailboat ~ 1916

Lost at Sea! A Jost Van Dyke Sloop Vanishes Without a Trace ~ 1916

Thrilling Experience Touring A German Cruiser ~ 1932

How the British Sloop, SPIDER Disappeared During a Hurricane ~ 1916

The Sinking of the FANCY ME ~ 1926

Follow Along as the YAKABOO Island Hops Through the British Virgins ~ 1911

Repairing the EL CARIBE by Hand ~ 1937

Finding a Few Photographs and Invoices Keeps One Schooner’s History Alive ~ 1920

Find Your Family on this 1918 Passenger List!

Here’s a Glimpse of an Ill-Fated Schooner Before She Sunk ~ 1921

How Pencil-Written Notes and Photographs Preserved Schooner’s History ~ 1920

How One Brave Captain Touched the Hearts of Many As He Sailed Around the World ~ 1937

The Mail Schooner, VIRGINIA Visits ~ 1921

Big Job Pumping Out The Barge ~ 1930

Sugarcane Laborers Return Home on a German Cargo Ship ~ 1912

Tortola Sloop Caught With Contraband! ~ 1933

Carrying Cane Workers ~ 1917

See the Four-Masted Schooner Before She was Destroyed by Fire ~ 1920

Sad Sea Catastrophe: The Loss of the British Sloop, SYRIA ~ 1912

Rare Photograph of the EAGLE at the Railway ~ 1920s

A Few Lucky Residents Tour a One of a Kind Wonder Before She Sunk ~ 1914

Servicing the USS RANGER at the Railway ~ 1925

Repairing the MAMIE COYLE ~ 1929

The Most Beautiful Ship in the World Visits St. Thomas ~ 1938

How the Crew Survived its Sinking ~ 1932

The Loss of a Loved One Aboard the SS Proteus ~ 1941

The Yacht, FLIGHT Takes Party-Goers to Tortola ~ 1946

Honoring the Men of the MARION ~ 1930s

Watching the St. John-Pelican Cay Sloop Race ~ 1937

Visiting a German School Ship! ~ 1938

Rare BAT FISH Captured! ~ 1939

This Schooner’s Photograph Became a Popular Postcard ~ 1912

Local Artists Thrilled as 30 Pianos Arrive on the SS DOMINICA ~ 1934


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