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Spotlighting Legendary St. Thomas Artist Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903)

Spotlighting Legendary St. Thomas Artist Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903)

Known as the “Father of Impressionism,” Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St. Thomas in 1830 when it was part of the Danish West Indies. Art historian John Rewald called Pissarro the “dean of the Impressionist painters.” Pissarro was also one of Paul Gauguin’s masters.

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Visit Smith Bay Beach — A Hidden Gem On The East End

Visit Smith Bay Beach — A Hidden Gem On The East End

Smith Bay Beach — a 21-acre park located just off Route 38 —is home to an intriguing assortment of plants, birds and marine life. For decades, the sleepy area just off the beaten path on the road to Red Hook was known to locals as Lindquist. Over time, the isolated shoreline became ever-more popular with local groups keeping it clean and inviting.

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Check Out The View — And History — At Drake’s Seat

Check Out The View — And History — At Drake’s Seat

Traditionally, Drake’s Seat is an ideal spot to watch the sunset. It is also well known as the place where the Caribbean Sea joins the Atlantic Ocean. Legend has it (and locals swear) that 16th century explorer, Sir Francis Drake, regularly perched himself on the overlook bearing his name to keep an eye out for enemy ships.

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SPOTLIGHTING THE LATE CYRIL E. KING (1921- 1978)

SPOTLIGHTING THE LATE CYRIL E. KING (1921- 1978)

Cyril Emmanuel King was born on St. Croix in 1921. In 1949 he was appointed as an aide to Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, becoming the first African American to serve in the office of a U.S. senator. He was elected to the Virgin Islands Senate in 1972. In 1974, King was elected Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He died in office in 1978. In 1984, the Harry S. Truman Airport was renamed Cyril E. King Airport by the Virgin Islands Legislature.

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Enjoy St. Thomas Carnival Festivities For 2023

Enjoy St. Thomas Carnival Festivities For 2023

This year’s St. Thomas Carnival theme is: “Illuminating our Culture for the World to See, St. Thomas Carnival 2023.” Carnival Village opens Monday evening April 24th with Kelly “Pupa Kelly” Charleswell reigning over his Musical Arena.

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Remembering Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV

Remembering Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV

The Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Terminal is in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Formerly known as Tortola Wharf, this facility — named for a beloved local employee — is a hub for ferry service between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and between St. Thomas, St. Croix, and Puerto Rico.

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A Nostalgic Look At Antilles Air Boats

A Nostalgic Look At Antilles Air Boats

Nautical scenes of the V. I. often include seaplanes. These days, Seaborne Airlines provides flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. But island-hopping service dates back to 1963 when famed aviator Charles F. “Charlie” Blair, Jr. started Antilles Air Boats. 

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Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History

Cruzan Rum – Deeply Rooted in VI History

Known locally as “The Rum of the Islands,” Cruzan Rum is rooted deep in St. Croix. Since the early 17th century, islanders have been adept at producing molasses and rum. Founded in 1760, the Cruzan tradition has been carried on by eight generations of the Nelthropp family at Estate Diamond.

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