Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins

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Catherineberg-Jockumsdahl-Herman Farm
Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins; Saint John, United States Virgin Islands.jpg
Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins;
Nearest city Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coordinates 18°20′48″N 64°45′41″W / 18.34667°N 64.76139°W / 18.34667; -64.76139Coordinates: 18°20′48″N 64°45′41″W / 18.34667°N 64.76139°W / 18.34667; -64.76139
MPS Virgin Islands National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 78000270[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1978

Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins is an historic site located in the Virgin Islands National Park, east of Cruz Bay on Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The ruins are an example of an 18th-century sugar and rum factory.

To reach Catherineberg, turn north on John Head Road from Centerline Road. There is room for several cars to park right next to the windmill.

The "most impressive" ruin is that of an unusual windmill tower. Another ruin is a horse mill.[2]

History[edit]

Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins, overgrown, unrestored area.

A sugar plantation from the 18th to the 19th centuries, the farm eventually became land for grazing cattle.

In 1733 one of the first significant slave rebellions in the New World took place on Saint John when African slaves took over the island for six months. During the slave revolt, the farm was the headquarters of the Amina warriors.

Today the sugar mill ruins are located in a protected area in the Virgin Islands National Park. It is one of 17 properties in the park that were listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places by 1981.[3] The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1978.[1]

Architecture[edit]

Interior view of including column details.

Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins are an example of an 18th-century sugar and rum factory.

Storage vault at Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Frederik C. Gjessing (February 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cathrineberg Jockumsdahl Herman Farm / Hammer Farm, Herman Farm" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 10, 2017.  with seven photos from 1973 and 1976
  3. ^ Frederik C. Gjessing (August 2, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Virgin Islands National Park Multiple Resource Area" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 

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