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St. Thomas, USVI

harbrvwstWelcome to St. Thomas,  Charlotte Amalie.   Quite the busy harbour with the cruisers and up to four large cruise ships!












A birdseye view of Hassel Island and further to the east,  Water Island, a popular mooring area.


















St. Thomas attracts      many fine larger yachts from around the world.  Here is a classic docked over in the Crown Bay area.






The US Coast Guard mantains a presence here in St. Thomas.











The Marriott Hotel sits at the entrance to the main harbour and has a shuttle boat to down.  The hotel is on Frenchman’s Reef.











Buck Island is three miles east of St.Thomas is has great snorkeling viewing turtles and a wreck.  Great visibility.












BlackBeard’s castle is still overlooking the harbour.  Definitely had pirate dominance in St . Thomas……











This Pirate is part of the museum as you walk down from the castle.  Tough looking fellow these pirates!






Many fine old churches are still in use in St. Thomas.

Below,  the Ninety-Nine steps are original and joined the lower harbour area to the hilly area above.





S/V Whitewing at anchor in Charlotte Ameli, St. Thomas,VI.



























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