Vance Theophilus James

Vance Theophilus James (HMR0P)

Location: Page, Sint Maarten 86040 Coconino County
Country: Saint Maarten

N 18° 0.823', W 63° 2.67'

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a.k.a. Captain David

Vance Theophilus James, known as "Captain David," was born June 20, 1918 in the fishing village of Dieppe Bay, St. Ketts.
After having worked as a cane cutter and fisherman, he first started sailing on the Lady Kate, and later on the inter island sloop the Cassaloma. He went on to become captain of the Calina, and then became known as "Captain David." The vessels he captained carried both cargo and passengers. Sailing from the island of St. Kitts, his ports of call were St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, and St Croix U.S. Virgin Islands. Always important, but especially so during the Second World War, the trips from St. Kitts to St. Maarten kept the island supplied with the necessary provisions, as St. Kitts was the sole supply source of food and goods to St. Maarten.
Captain David was often called to make quick trips before the weather changed, or because something was in short supply. His love of life on the seas spanned a period of some 21 years, He retired from the sea in 1962 and started his own beverage import business.
A disciplinarian molded by the sea where quick decisions had to be made, he believed in hard work, honesty, integrity and service to others above self. On his final journey in 1994, he was saluted, praised and remembered fondly by a large cross section of the St. Maarten community.

Life's Motto:
Honesty, Integrity, and Service to Others Above Self
HM NumberHMR0P
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20Q E 495289 N 1991703
Decimal Degrees18.01371667, -63.04450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 0.823', W 63° 2.67'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 0' 49.38" N, 63° 2' 40.20" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard, Page Sint Maarten 86040, SX
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