September 10, 2005

The Leland Sneed

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The Leland Sneed is used to take cruise passengers over to St. John for the day, usually Trunk Bay. It is a pretty old ship.

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August 24, 2005

4 Cruise Ships

4 Cruise Ships

Just a beautiful day with 4 ships in the harbor. This photo is from last November.

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August 16, 2005

Lighthouse on Buck Island, St. Thomas

Lighthouse on Buck Island, St. Thomas

A couple of weeks ago we took a boat over to Buck Island. There is a cove on the west side with excellent snorkeling and the wreck of the Cartanser Senor. I really didn't take enough pictures -

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June 16, 2005

Full Moon Over Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Full Moon Over St. Thomas

You can see the lights of St. Croix on the horizon.

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June 08, 2005

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie

Here is a shot of "town" as we are leaving the harbor and heading for Buck Island and the Atlantis Submarine. I live somewhere up on the hill there, to the right of the catamaran's mast.

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June 02, 2005

Stevan Dohanos Mural

Stevan Dohanos Mural

This is one of two murals in the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office in Charlotte Amalie (on main street across from Government Hill) on St. Thomas (sorry it isn't the greatest picture). The artist was Stevan Dohanos, an accomplished painter who was famous for his many Saturday Evening Post covers. While many think the paintings were part of the WPA project, the National Postal Museum website correctly points out that these works are part of the Section of Fine Arts program:

"Commonly known as "the Section," it was established in 1934 and administered by the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department. Headed by Edward Bruce, a former lawyer, businessman, and artist, the Section's main function was to select art of high quality to decorate public buildings—if the funding was available. By providing decoration in public buildings, the art was made accessible to all people. Post offices were located in virtually every community and available for viewing by all postal patrons—which made post office murals a truly democratic art form. Artists working for the Section were not chosen on the basis of need, but through anonymous competitions where the national jurors were often other artists."

If you are a visitor to St. Thomas (or a resident!) you really should take a moment when it town to pop in the post office to see these two murals. They are in excellent shape and an interesting part of Virgin Islands history.

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May 26, 2005

Cloud over St. Thomas

Could over St. Thomas

Just another day in the Virgin Islands - the sun was setting and throwing a beautiful light on this huge cloud.

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May 20, 2005

Sugar Estate, St. Thomas

Sugar Estate

Maybe some of you will recognize this view of Sugar Estate. You are looking at where the post office and hospital are now. I think Ronnie sent this to me by email - if I remember correctly this land used to belong to his family. Maybe he can comment on this and fill us in with some more facts.

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May 17, 2005

Storm over Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Storm over Charlotte Amalie

Took this about 3:20 PM here. Thought it was neat because you couldn't see the harbor but you could see all the way to St. Croix on the horizon. The weather hasn't exactly been great lately but for most of the late morning/early afternoon it was just perfect here. More rain is forecast but who knows...

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May 16, 2005

Charlotte Amalie at dawn, St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie at dawn

Here are a couple of cruise ships coming into the harbor. That is St. Croix on the horizon.

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May 10, 2005

Charlotte Amalie Harbor At Night, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie Harbor At Night

This is a shot from our apartment, middle of December 2002.

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May 05, 2005

St. Thomas Waterspout

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Here is a photo from April 2005 of a waterspout over Charlotte Amalie harbor. There were reports of as many as six that day.

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