St. Thomas, 1940 Marine Scouting Squadron (VMS-3) based at Bourne Field. The Grumman Duck seaplane was used in 1939-1941. The "Duck" was 1 of those military workhorses moving around in the background before & during WWII It did a tremendous job, but never got the publicity of its more glamorous teammates. Some said the Duck could be more aptly named the "Ugly Duckling". Be that as it may; when no other bomber could be found, it carried bombs; when no other transport could be found, it…
VIGILANT - St. Thomas was one of the major mail transfer port in the Caribbean in the 1840s. Royal Mail Steam Packet Company steamers maintained regular service between Southampton and St. Thomas, and local mail steamers departed then from St. Thomas to other places in the Caribbean and Central America.
Here is a map of Charlotte Amalie, King's Distict. Among other things, it´s indicated the wells that were in the District. Note the small streams that were in some of the streets. The image is cleaned and restored by Peter Ravn. The map is drawn by Mr. Meley in 1807.
Dr. Governor Melvin Evans achieved distinction as the first popularly elected governor of the Virgin Islands. As the first black Delegate to represent the American territory in the U.S. Congress, Evans used his political experience to promote health care, education, and other areas of concern to his constituents during his brief tenure in the House of Representatives.