Christiansted Wharf

Christiansted Wharf (HM15BW)

Location: Christiansted, St Croix 00820 Christiansted
Country: Virgin Islands, U.S.

N 17° 44.844', W 64° 42.21'

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1830s-1850s

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.

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HM NumberHM15BW
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20Q E 319386 N 1963057
Decimal Degrees17.74740000, -64.70350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 44.844', W 64° 42.21'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 44' 50.64" N, 64° 42' 12.60" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 King St, Christiansted St Croix 00820, VI
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