Boiling Room

Boiling Room (HM15B2)

Location: Poultney, St John 00830 Central
Country: Virgin Islands, U.S.

N 18° 21.828', W 64° 43.782'

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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.
HM NumberHM15B2
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20Q E 317246 N 2031304
Decimal Degrees18.36380000, -64.72970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 21.828', W 64° 43.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 21' 49.68" N, 64° 43' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 168 Leinster Bay Trail, Poultney St John 00830, VI
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