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

Boiling Room

 
 
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Photographed 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.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 18° 21.828′ N, 64° 43.782′ W. Marker is in St. John, Virgin Islands. Marker is on Virgin Islands Route 20. The Annaberg Sugar Mill is a unit of the Virgin Islands National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St John VI 00830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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(about 300 feet away); Annaberg Historic Trail (about 400 feet away); Horse Mill (about 400 feet away); Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 4.7 miles away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 4.7 miles away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 12.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John.
 
Additional keywords. This marker is on the grounds of the Annaberg Sugar Mill.
 
Boiling Room Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
2. Boiling Room Marker
Boiling Room Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
3. Boiling Room Marker
Boiling Room Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
4. Boiling Room Marker
Boiling Room Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
5. Boiling Room Marker
Boiling Room Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
6. Boiling Room Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 13, 2024