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Fort Frederik, historic sites and rain forest close by.

Seven Flags Bar

Seven Flags Bar in Frederiksted

Cane, Sugar, Molasses & Rum

“Any damn fool can circumnavigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.”
—Sir Francis Chichester

Sugarcane (Saccharum Officinarum) originated in the jungles of New Guinea and spread to southeast Asia and the Pacific islands in prehistoric times. The first known mention of the juice of sugarcane was in the Buddha legends of the 4th century B.C. The Persian word for white sugar, kandi, is the root of our “candy” and the East Indian word shakar is the root of our “sugar.”

Old windmill and grinding machine

By 1000 A.D., sugarcane had migrated to Europe where the granulation process of the juice had become a significant industry in Spain. The European crusaders found cane growing in North Africa and by the early 1400s, sugarcane production had reached West Africa, the Azores and Canaries.

Christopher Columbus brought cane to the West Indies on his second voyage, in 1493, the same trip that found him up Salt River fending off the Caribs. Sugar production quickly spread throughout the Greater Antilles, Mexico and South America. But it was Dutch Jews who, after being thrown out of Brazil in 1626, started climbing the Lesser Antilles chain bringing cane cuttings with them...>>Full Story

There is no enclosed harbor. There are no obstructions to the anchorage, and upon rounding Hamms Bluff to the north, the long deep-water wharf will be visible. Anchoring can be had on either side of the wharf, taking care to stay clear of cruise ships and the navy vessels that call on Frederiksted.

There are several obvious dinghy landings north of the cruise-ship dock.

Security concerns in Frederiksted are well founded. Precautions should be considered when leaving dinghies unattended or when walking at night through this beautiful and historic town where you'll find old windmills and grinding machines from the era of sugar cane plantations.


Restaurants

Changes in L’Attitude

Tex Mex food north of the pier with spectacular sunsets.
340.772.0100

Le St. Tropez

Fine French dining on King Street. Lunch and dinner.
340.772.3000

The Lost Dog Pub

A local “hole in the wall” favorite on King Street with beer, pizza and subs; courtyard Italian dining on Wednesday through Saturday.
340.772.3526

Sunset Grill

Informal dining with their own beach, chaise lounges and changing rooms on Sprat Hall Beach. Well known for their full moon parties. Wednesday through Sunday. Lunch and dinner.
340.772.5855

West End Grill

On King Street featuring island cuisine and fresh local fish. Tuesday through Saturday. Lunch and early dinners.
340.772.2160

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