Dr Albert Claudius ("Claude") Wathey

Dr Albert Claudius ("Claude") Wathey (HMR0Z)

Location: Dunsmuir, Sint Maarten 96025 Siskiyou County
Country: Saint Maarten

N 18° 0.818', W 63° 2.673'

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July 24, 1926 - January 8, 1999

Albert Claudius Wathey, simply "Claude" to everyone, was no doubt the most dominant political figure on the island in the last century. The legendary leader was in power for almost 40 years, during which time St. Maarten was transformed from a sleepy backwater island whose inhabitants had to emigrate elsewhere to find work, into one of the leading tourist destinations in the Caribbean, attracting over a million visitors annually, including a very significant number of cruise passengers as well as thousands of immigrant workers from all over the world.

Claude was not only a man of vision who saw far beyond the horizon, but also a man of action, a captain who steered his people on a course of progress and prosperity. He had concieved of the expansion and modernization of the harbor and airport facilities more than 20 years ago, but his plans were considered too ambitious and costly. Claude's vision has been fulfilled, although he did not live to see the completion of the project for which he fought so hard.

In recognition of a life of endless love and deep commitment to St. Maarten and its people, and of a vision that is forever inspiring, the Board of Supervisory Directors of the St. Maarten Harbor Holding Ltd., dedicates this statue to the memory of Dr. Albert Claudius "Claude" Wathey.
HM NumberHMR0Z
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20Q E 495284 N 1991694
Decimal Degrees18.01363333, -63.04455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 0.818', W 63° 2.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 0' 49.08" N, 63° 2' 40.38" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4817-4871 Juancho Yrausquin Boulevard, Dunsmuir Sint Maarten 96025, SX
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