Vintage Stories from the Virgin Islands
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Remembering the Rhone One of the most tragic hurricanes to ever befall the British Virgin Islands happened 151 years ago. […]Read More
New Book Launching I recently attended a fascinating presentation on the launching of a new book about the fate of […]Read More
#OnThisDay in 1914, one of my favorite authors sailed into Charlotte Amalie harbor. Captain Frederic A. Fenger, was an adventurous […]Read More
Note: This image is a part of the Estus H. Magoon Collection, Item No. 1398. It was used to share […]Read More
Imagine looking out to the horizon and seeing a flotilla of battleships coming into view. This happened in 1917 on […]Read More
The Schooner, Eagle Last year, I shared a fascinating story about the inter-island sloop, Eagle. Included were rare photographs of her crew […]Read More
Imagine saying farewell to your loved one at the dock as they boarded a boat, then discovering later that they […]Read More
It was Thursday, June 22nd, the Coronation Day of George the Fifth, when a little sailing canoe anchored in the […]Read More
During the summer of 1912, many seasonal sugarcane laborers from the British Virgin Islands, working in the Dominican Republic, returned […]Read More
Between 1914 and 1939, the Dominican Sugarcane plantations employed hundreds of seasonal cane workers from the British Virgin Islands! 🇻🇬 According to Canefields of the Dominican Republic, by Will […]Read More
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