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St. Croix Independence Celebration


BY FIONA STOKES (DAILY NEWS STAFF)
Published: July 4, 2012


ST. CROIX - As the sun began to peep from behind partly cloudy skies at dawn on Tuesday, dozens of people began the trek from Christiansted to Frederiksted for the annual Emancipation Fort-to-Fort Walk that was the beginning of a host of activities for the day.


Emancipation Day is the holiday that commemorates the day 164 years ago when enslaved Africans on St. Croix's West End rose up, demanded their freedom and won it, along with freedom for all slaves in the territory.


On July 3, 1848, freed slave and skilled craftsman Mo...

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Learn the History & See the Beauty of St. Croix with Virgin Kayak Tours


Bryan Updyke moved to St. Croix in 1989, from Sweet Valley Pennsylvania, after hurricane Hugo. The neighbors thought he was crazy, but he bought and moved into a wrecked house, and put it back together himself.


After a visit here to see her sister, who introduced her to Bryan, Jill moved here from Maryland in 1995. They shared a love for being on the water and, when they heard about Hobie's new pedal kayaks in 1998, opened up Virgin Kayak Tours in Cane Bay. These kayaks are propelled through the water with either paddles or foot-operated pedals...

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Virgin Island Sea Turtle Nesting


The National Park Service celebrates its twenty-fifth year of research on the sea turtles nesting at Buck Island Reef National Monument. The National Park Service along with our partner agencies (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USVI DPNR Division of Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy) would like to take this opportunity to inform the public about sea turtles and the special consideration we need to give them while they are here in our islands to nest on our beaches.


The nesting season for Virgin Island sea turtles (leatherback, green, loggerhead, and hawksbill) begins in Marc...

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