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Encyclopedia > Water Island, United States Virgin Islands

Water Island is the fourth and most recent main island in the The Virgin Islands of the United States is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. ...U.S. Virgin Islands, a Dependency has a number of meanings: In project management, a dependency is a link amongst a projects terminal elements. ...United States territory located in the Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea is a body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Gulf of Mexico. ...Caribbean Sea. The island is of This article is about volcanoes in geology. ...volcanic origin and lies to the south of Saint Thomas is an island in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a United States territory, in the Caribbean Sea. ...Saint Thomas in the Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...Charlotte Amalie harbor. Ferry service runs regularly from Crown Bay, Saint Thomas to Phillips Landing, Water Island; the ferry ride is about 10 minutes.


At 491.5 acres (2 km²) in size, Water Island is the smallest of the main U.S. Virgin Islands. Water Island is a residential island, with a population of 161 (2000 census) and no significant commercial establishments. Several small vacation cottages accommodate visitors. The main attractions are beaches, including Honeymoon Beach, plantation ruins, and Fort Segarra, an underground fort partially constructed by the U.S. during Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. ...World War II.


History

The earliest known Water Island settlers were The term Arawak (from aru, the Lokono word for cassava flour), was used to designate the friendly Amerindians encountered by the Spanish in the Caribbean. ...Arawak Indians in the (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...15th century. Water Island was named by Europeans for its natural ponds of fresh water. Many islands in the The Lesser Antilles are part of the Antilles, which together with the Greater Antilles form the West Indies. ...Lesser Antilles lack potable water, so Water Island was a frequent stop for This article is about sea pirates. ...pirates seeking to replenish their ships' stores of fresh water.


The Danish West Indies (DWI) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...Danish claims to the island date to at least Events Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen exhibits the Mechanical Turk, a chess-playing machine May 14 - Charles III of Spain sends Spanish missionaries, who found California missions in San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Monterey and begin the settlement of California. ...1769. During the (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...18th century and early Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...19th century, the island was owned by several free blacks and mulattos who oversaw Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ...cotton A sugarcane plantation at Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2005 A plantation is a large tract of monoculture, as a tree plantation, a cotton plantation, a tea plantation or a tobacco plantation. ...plantations and raised livestock. In 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...1905 the island was sold to the Danish East Asiatic Company.


The The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...United States purchased Water Island in 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...1944 to protect the submarine base on Saint Thomas during World War II. From 1944 to Events January January 5 - US Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for examination of organized crime in the USA January 6 - The United Kingdom recognizes the Peoples Republic of China. ...1950 the island was under the operation of the The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...Department of Defense. It was then turned over to the The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally-owned land. ...Department of the Interior and leased out.


Water Island was transferred from the federal government to the territorial government on December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...December 12, 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...1996, making Water Island the "Last Virgin".


See also

  • Water Island Visitor's Guide (http://www.vinow.com)
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands Ratio 2:3 482 × 302 pixels 9340 bytes File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Territory of the The Virgin Islands of the United States is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. ...Virgin Islands of the United States
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico Geographic coordinates: 18 20 N, 64 50 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 352 sq km land: 349 sq km water: 3 sq km Area _ comparative: twice the size of...Geography | Economy _ overview: GDP: purchasing power parity _ $1. ...Economy | Population: 120,917 (July 2000 est. ...Demographics | Telephones _ main lines in use: 58,000 (1995) Telephones _ mobile cellular: 2,000 (1992) Telephone system: domestic: modern, uses fiber_optic cable and microwave radio relay international: submarine cable and satellite communications; satellite earth stations _ NA Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 11, shortwave 0 (1998) Radios: 107,000 (1997...Communications | Railways: 0 km Highways: total: 856 km paved: NA km unpaved: NA km Note: The USVI is the only place under United States jurisdiction where the rule of the road is to drive on the left. ...Transportation |

Government:

Country name: conventional long form: Virgin Islands of the United States conventional short form: Virgin Islands former: Danish West Indies Data code: VQ Dependency status: organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs...Politics | List of U.S. Virgin Islands Governors 1917 _ 1917 Edwin Taylor Pollock 1917 _ 1919 James Harrison Oliver 1919 _ 1921 Joseph Wallace Oman 1921 _ 1922 Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle 1922 _ 1923 Henry Hughes Hough 1923 _ 1925 Philip Williams 1925 _ 1927 Martin Edwin Trench 1927 _ 1931 Waldo A. Evans 1931 _ 1935 Paul...Governors | Delegates of the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. Congress Categories: U.S. Virgin Islands ...Congressional Delegates | 26th Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands (2005_2006) Senator At_Large (Saint John) Craig W. Barshinger (Democratic Party) Saint Croix Senators Norman Jn Baptiste (Senate Vice President) Pedro Pete Encarnacion (Democratic Party) Neville James (Democratic Party) Terrence Positive Nelson (ICM) Usie Raymond Richards (ICM) Ronald E. Russell (Democratic...Senators

State Capital:

Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...Charlotte Amalie

Small Cities:

Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...Charlotte Amalie | Christiansted is a town on St. ...Christiansted

Islands:

A separate article treats the several rivers known as the St. ...Saint Croix | Saint John is one of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, though smaller than Saint Thomas or Saint Croix. ...Saint John | Saint Thomas is an island in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a United States territory, in the Caribbean Sea. ...Saint Thomas | Water Island


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Virgins Islands (1329 words)
The island is of volcanic origin and lies to the south of Saint Thomas in the Charlotte Amalie harbor.
At 491.5 acres (2 km²) in size, Water Island is the smallest of the main U.S. Virgin Islands.
Water Island is a residential island, with a population of 161 (2000 census) and no significant commercial establishments.
Water Island, U.S. Virgin Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
At 491.5 acres in size, Water Island is the smallest of the main U.S. Virgin Islands.
The earliest known Water Island settlers were Taino Indians in the 15th century.
From 1944 to 1950 the island was under the operation of the Department of Defense.
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