1830s-1850sAlong 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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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||20Q E 319386 N 1963057|
|Decimal Degrees||17.74740000, -64.70350000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 17° 44.844', W 64° 42.21'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||17° 44' 50.64" N, 64° 42' 12.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4 King St, Christiansted St Croix 00820, VI|
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