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Mario Jr., Mario, Marissa and Tyron

Mario Jr., Mario, Marissa and Tyron

by Gerald Singer www.SeeStJohn.com

Yesterday Habiba, Jacob, my friend, Mario and his family left St. John in the US Virgin Islands and motored over to Jost Van Dyke one of the British Virgin Islands.

Arriving in Great Harbor, We checked into BVI Customs and then walked down the beach to Foxy’s.

I immediately saw my good friend, Foxy Callwood, lying in a hammock under the palm trees.

First thing, Foxy took me to see the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society’s project, the building of a traditional island sloop. This educational and cultural project has been funded by private interests, including a $50,000 donation from country singer, Kenny Chesney.

Here are some links and photos of the partially completed sloop as well as some photos of the different woods used.

http://sloopnews.org
http://jvdps.org/sloop.htm

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Hull View

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Hull View

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Bow View

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Bow View

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Sheerclamps

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Sheerclamps

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Rudder

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Rudder

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Mast

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop: Mast

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop

Traditional Tortola Island Sloop

wood used for building

silverbali planking, sheerclamp

silverbali planking, sheerclamp

mahogany for the transom, keelson stem

mahogany for the transom, keelson stem

douglas fir for the spars

douglas fir for the spars

cupiano for the sheerclamps

cupiano for the sheerclamps

cedar for the frames

cedar for the frames

Angelique

Angelique

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2 Responses to “From St. John to Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands”
  1. islandboy says:

    Yes, Kenny Chesney is a St. John local as well. He is very generous.

    Jost Van Dyke is a small, but beautiful island!

  2. […] From St. John to Jost Van Dyke British Virgin IslandsJohn and motored over to Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. Arriving in Great Harbor, We checked into BVI Customs and then walked down the beach to Foxy’s. I immediately saw my good friend, Foxy Callwood, lying in a hammock … […]

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