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45 Years of Preserving History

St John Historical Society celebrates its 45th year. On April 7th they will celebrate their anniversary at Lucky Chops in Cruz Bay at 3:30pm. For over 4 decades the founding members have researched, preserved and shared the history of St John. If you have ever looked into the islands past, you will see incredible stories, … Continued

History of “Silver Cloud” in Coral Bay Harbor St John

Built in early 1899 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Silver Cloud (originally christened Helen S) has spent time as a much needed pilot boat in rough weather, a fire boat during WWI and WWII, and even a sunken ship in the 1950’s. She was raised in the 1960’s by a christian missionary and served many years … Continued

Hermit Crab Migration on St John Island

Each year on St. John hundreds of thousands of hermit crabs – known in the islands as soldier crabs – descend from the mountains and congregate near the water’s edge, awaiting some unknown cue to all head into the water to lay their eggs.  A scientist in Australia explains the reason for the soldier crabs’ … Continued

Discover St. Johns Reef Bay Petroglyphs

The famous St. John petroglyphs are located at the upper waterfall in the Reef Bay valley, just off the Reef Bay trail in the Virgin Islands National Park.  Studied by archeologists for decades, the petroglyphs are rock carvings made by Taino indians as early as 500 AD.           The carvings, also found along the … Continued

St John Island’s Reef Bay Sugar Factory

Reef Bay Sugar Factory Historic District is a historic section of Saint John, United States Virgin Islands located on the south central coast adjacent to Reef Bay. The land is the site of an acient sugar factory. The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1981. The first … Continued

National Park Hiking Trail Map for St. John US Virgin Islands

Hiking on St John is a great way to see the Virgin Islands. There are a total of 22 hiking trails to choose from.  Before you head out, pack a map, plenty of water, and sunscreen.  It’s always a good idea to notify a friend that you’ll be out hiking, just in case of emergency.  … Continued

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