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British Virgin Islands History

The History of Norman Island: Pirates, Buried Treasure, and Robert Louis Stevenson

The History of Norman Island: In this fascinating post, you’re going to discover a short description about Norman Island, a private island in […]

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The Untimely Loss of the HMS SANTA MONICA off St. John ~ 1782

The Maritime History of the Virgin Islands: In this post, you’re going to learn a little information about the HMS […]

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Creque Family Descendant Shares Norman Island’s Rich History in New Book: Norman Island: True Treasure Tales

Hi, if you’re looking for more information about Vintage Norman Island: True Treasure Tales, I thought you would find this post […]

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Mosquito Island and Others for Sale in the British Virgin Islands ~ 1903

The Virgin Islands in 1903 © The Royal Danish Library Mosquito Island for Sale You can learn so much about […]

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5 Working Conditions for Agricultural Laborers from the British West Indies in St. Croix ~ 1864

Working Conditions for Agricultural Laborers  Here is an interesting document found in the Royal Danish Library regarding the conditions under […]

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happy girls in the US Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies, Dansk Vestindien

Pass It On, An Inspirational Poem ~ 1913

Here’s a little poem to brighten your day, found in the Danish newspapers. 🗞 Pass It On by Rev. Henry Burton […]

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133 Acres of Paraquita Bay Estate for Sale ~ 1914

Paraquita Bay Estate 1914 Paraquita Bay is located south of Maya Cove on the eastern end of Tortola. It features […]

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Tortola post office, British Virgin Islands

The Road Town Post Office, One of Five in the British Virgin Islands ~ 1906

The Road Town Post Office  

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The Lime tree industry in Tortola, British Virgin Islands-2

Fresh Yellow Limes Available in Tortola ~ 1908

The Lime Industry in Tortola Here’s an interesting notice found in the archives of the Royal Danish Library about the […]

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The Loss of the Dutch Galliot, DETROOP off Anegada ~ 1851

Dutch Galliot, Detroop Wrecks Anegada, the flat, drowned island of the British Virgin Islands claimed countless wrecks over the years. The island’s […]

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The Last Will of James Thornton of Tortola Found ~ 1807

Last Will and Testament of James Thornton The online auction site, eBay offers an array of interesting historical memorabilia and […]

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The Loss of the Anegada Sloop, FIDDLER ~ 1906

Every time I glance through the old newspapers, I stumble upon the sad news of the loss of another inter-island […]

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The Onion INdustry in the British Virgin Islands

How Onions Were Cultivated in Tortola ~ 1915

The Onion Industry in Tortola

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Tortola, 1908, Planting cotton,

Free Cotton Seeds To Planters in Tortola ~ 1908

Free Cotton Seeds

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22 Wesleyan Methodist Preachers in the British Virgin Islands Named ~ 1911

List of 22 Methodist Preachers Methodist Preachers ~ 1915

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on the dock Tortola, British Virgin Islands, August Monday

How Tortola Celebrated The August Monday Festival ~ 1929

August Monday Festival August Monday–a holiday set aside in remembrance of Emancipation was celebrated in gala style in the year 1929. The […]

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The Loss of the Virgin Gorda Sloop, PERSEVERANCE ~ 1912

The Loss of the Sloop, Perseverance So many boats have been claimed by the sea that it’s impossible to document them all! […]

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Road Town, Tortola 1956

Rare, Historic Video of Tortola Found ~ 1971

Historic Video of Tortola                                 […]

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The Fate of the “Pride of Tortola” ~ 1966

The Pride of Tortola The Pride of Tortola was a 65-foot island schooner once owned by Rudolph Hodge. She was […]

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Photographs of the British Virgin Islands ~ 1956

Photographs of the British Virgin Islands 1956 All images above are courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Don’t forget to visit […]

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Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda, A Beautiful Place with Wonderful Accommodations ~ 1958

Virgin Gorda I love finding and collecting vintage postcards! Here’s one from a guest staying in the British Virgin Islands […]

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Mary Celeste

The Mystery of the Missing Crew in Anegada ~ 1921

Ocean Mysteries Tales of finding floating ships with sails fully set and no one on board have added to the […]

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Deadman's Chest in British Virgin Islands

Deadman’s Chest is a Real Location in the British Virgins ~ 1923

Have you read Stevenson’s Treasure Island? It’s one of my favorite books! I’m a bit partial having spent so much […]

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Peter Island, British Virgin Islands postcard

Gentle Breezes and Great Food Make Peter Island a Special Place

Peter Island is truly paradise!  Our of our ancestors purchased the Great Harbor area in 1913 with the hope of […]

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