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Estate Caroline of St. John, Danish West Indies

A Historical Account of the Slave Insurrection on St. John ~ 1733

Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days in St. John’s history. Below is an account of that […]

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Runaway Virgins New Book by Enrique Corneiro, US Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies

New Book! ~ Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro

Runaway Virgins I recently purchased this brand new book entitled, Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro. It is incredibly moving! Enrique shared over 250 […]

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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 the bewildering […]

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RMS Rhone of Salt Island, British Virgin Islands 1867

Remembering the RMS Rhone ~ 1867

Remembering the Rhone One of the most tragic hurricanes to ever befall the British Virgin Islands happened 151 years ago. […]

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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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Danish Crew of the Valkyrien in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Honoring Hurricane Heroes Past and Present

HMS Valkyrien ~ Crew Hurricane of 1916 Just over 100 years ago, a hurricane in October of 1916 tore through […]

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Crown House in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

How Crown House Survived the Hurricane of 1916

By Dr. Dante Beretta For every bad, there is a good.  West Indian saying When the barometer reading steadily dropped […]

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Hurricane of 1916 in St. Croix, Danish West Indies

A Hurricane Prayer for Protection of the Virgin Islands

After Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands destroying everything in its path, I started to think about life differently. ⛈ […]

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Wreck of the HMS Rhone, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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

New Book Launching I recently attended a fascinating presentation on the launching of a new book about the fate of […]

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The Loss of the British sloop, KITE from Tortola, British Virgin Islands ~ 1901 By Valerie Sims

The Disappearance of the Fishing Sloop, KITE ~ 1901

Note: This image is a part of the Estus H. Magoon Collection, Item No. 1398. It is not an actual […]

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Rebuilding a Sunken Sailboat ~ 1916

Rebuilding a Sunken Sailboat ~ 1916

Last year, I shared a fascinating story about the inter-island sloop, Eagle. Included were rare photographs of her crew and some of […]

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Slave Revolt in St. John, Danish West Indies

How One Family Shared the Sad Story of the 1733 Slave Revolt

A group of captive men from the African Akwamu tribe planned an attack against their masters at Estate Fortsberg in Coral Bay. […]

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