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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

John Philip Frederick Craane

a.k.a. Boechi

 
 
John Philip Frederick Craane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. John Philip Frederick Craane Marker
Inscription. This building is dedicated to John P.F. Craane, affectionately known as "Boechi." Born November 24,1913. Boechi spent most of his life working on or around boats. His love for boats was greatly influenced by his father, who was a well-known boat builder on the island of Bonaire.

As a young boy, Boechi worked with his father, helping to build boats after school. As a young man, he captained several of the boats his father had built, including the Endeavour and Rainbow.

In 1954 Boechi was hired by the Federal Government and remained in its employ until an accident forced his retirement in 1987, at the age of 74.

During the 33 years that Boechi worked for the Government, he captained several boats, such as the Blue Peter, the M.Y. Antilia and the M.Y. Hertha. In 1963 he became a pilot at the A.C. Wathey Pier until 1978 when he was promoted to Harbor Master of St. Maarten, and remained in that function until his retirement.

For a lifetime of love for boats and dedicated service, we thank an honor Boechi by naming this building the "John Craane Cruise Terminal."
 
Location. 18° 0.813′ N, 63° 2.672′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. Marker is on Cruise Ship Terminal (The Harbor Point Village) 0 kilometers west of Juancho
John Philip Frederick Craane Marker at the "John Craane Cruise Terminal." image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
2. John Philip Frederick Craane Marker at the "John Craane Cruise Terminal."
Yrausquin Blvd, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 00100, Netherlands Antilles.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr Albert Claudius ("Claude") Wathey (a few steps from this marker); Vance Theophilus James (a few steps from this marker); The Old Police Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Frontstreet Merchants (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Maarten Gingerbread Market Stalls (about 90 meters away); Historic Sint Maarten Remembered (about 150 meters away); Sint Rose Hospital (approx. one kilometer away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
"John Craane Cruise Terminal." image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2011
3. "John Craane Cruise Terminal."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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