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

Christiansted Wharf

1830s-1850s

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
1. Christiansted Wharf Marker
Inscription. Along the wharf you would have heard the creaking of rigging and pulleys as ships unloaded foodstuffs, plantation supplies, and building materials. The scent of sugar and molasses sweetened the air. Down the street plodded oxen, snorting with effort, as they delivered cartloads of rum barrels.

This was the music of international commerce. Sailors from Denmark, Great Britain, France, and the United States contributed to the blend of languages. Above the clipped Danish of customs officials and the Irish brogue of plantation overseers rose the creole cries of vendors hawking mangoes and cinnamon sticks.
 
Location. 17° 44.844′ N, 64° 42.21′ W. Marker is in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, in St Croix. Marker is on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christiansted VI 00820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danish Customs House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Christiansvaern (about 500 feet away); Steeple Building (about 500 feet away); 12 King Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jacob Lindberg House (approx. 0.4 miles away);

Christiansted Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 27, 2012
2. Christiansted Wharf Marker
Native American Village and Ceremonial Site (approx. 4.2 miles away); Millennium Monument (approx. 9 miles away); Fort Frederik (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christiansted.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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