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St John in St John, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Boiling Room

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
1. Boiling Room Marker
Inscription. Intense heat. Steam rising from huge cauldrons. A foreman shouting to watch the last copper. This empty ruin was once the heart of Annaberg’s sugar operation. Workers ladled the cane juice from kettle to kettle, gradually concentrating and purifying the boiling liquid. They then poured the juice into flat wooden pans where it cooled and crystallized into sugar. Timing was critical. If juice were removed too soon from the last kettle, it became molasses instead of sugar crystals.
 
Location. 18° 21.828′ N, 64° 43.782′ W. Marker is in St John, Virgin Islands, in St John. Marker is on Virgin Islands Route 20. Click for map. The Annaberg Sugar Mill is a unit of the Virgin Islands National Park. Marker is in this post office area: St John VI 00830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Windmill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave Quarters (about 300 feet away); Annaberg Historic Trail (about 400 feet away); Horse Mill (about 400 feet away); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 4.7 miles away); Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
2. Boiling Room Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 4.7 miles away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 12.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St John.
 
Additional keywords. This marker is on the grounds of the Annaberg Sugar Mill.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
3. Boiling Room Marker
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By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
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By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
5. Boiling Room Marker
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
6. Boiling Room Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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