Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 730

Ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation St. John, the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, is best known for its unspoiled beaches and vast National Park. St. John originally settled in the early 1700’s by Danish immigrants, the island was initially committed to sugar and cotton plantations. The abolition of slavery in 1848 led to the plantations’ eventual decline, though the well-preserved ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation remain a lasting legacy of times past.