As a child, I remember our parades in St. Thomas. The Wild Indians were usually among the last troupes to come into view. I eagerly anticipated them and looked on in awe. I love the display of culture, fantasy, and innate symbolism. Many people of Caribbean descent have native Indian ancestry. Seeing the Indians do their performance was always a surreal experience.
The above images were found in the photo library of the late Llewellyn "Big Lew" Sewer. They were post cards that he kept and were passed on to his kids. I am so happy they were preserved and I just wanted to share them with you.
Carnival is here! Enjoy the fete and remember these cultural symbolism be they Wild Indians, Mocko Jumbie or any others are part of our beautiful cultural landscape.
Carnival 2018 Schedule https://www.vicarnivalschedule.com/stthomas/
As a matter of courtesy, Love City Car Ferries, Inc (LoveCity) has accepted and exchanged cash paying tickets with Global Marine's (Global) and Global has done the same. Unfortunately, effective March 15, 2018, we can no longer do so. On this effective date and thereafter, if a customer rides Global's vessels with a LoveCity ticket they do so at their own risk.
There are many reasons why we can no longer exchange tickets. However the most salient reason is because we believe that continuing to do so with Global negatively affects LoveCity's brand.
Keep in mind that when these car ferry companies initially started operations, tickets were not exchanged. Also, pre hurricane only Global and LoveCity exchanged tickets, Boyson Inc. has never exchanged tickets with either company. So this new change, in reality, is just more of the same.
In order to allay any concerns, here are Love City Car Ferries, Inc Customer Agreements:
We understand your transportation needs and your fear about whether or not you are going to get home, particularly if you live on St. John. We also understand your need to get back to St. Thomas on time, in order to catch the plane, or for your doctor's appointment, etc. etc. We understand, because we have been on your side.
In the early 1990s the owners of Love City Car Ferries, Inc owned and operated LTS Trucking/LTS Waste Management, Inc. At that time, we too depended solely on the car ferries to get us from one island to the next. Like you, we depended on them to keep our business going and to transport us personally to doctor's appointments etc. We saw our car ferry cost double over night; we were taken off the vessels numerous times, we were left behind. Out of that frustration, in an effort to provide more, and with the legacy left to us by the late Captain Victor W. Sewer, we started this company.
It is for this very reason, that we do not leave our customers and go on charters. We understand. You can depend on us. Never assume we have left you behind for any other reason than mechanical issues or United States Coast Guard inspections. When this occurs, we update FaceBook and Twitter as quickly as possible; so follow us on these platforms. Or if you don't see the M/V Capt Vic on schedule, please give us a call at 340-779-4000 during business hours of 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. If we don't pick up, leave a message, we will call you back.
Thanks for giving us the privilege of serving you. We may not get it right all the time, but trust that we always have your best interest at heart.
Love City Car Ferries, Inc Team
"A Heart for the People"
Screenshot of FaceBook, not clickable but expandable:
I am so upset that my hands are shaking but I must publicly respond to the above. Ms. Julie Lasota took liberties to state publicly on FaceBook that Love City Car Ferries, Inc left people stranded to go and work for Little St. James. Please read her post above....where she said you left...while working for a known "$#!&%". I am sure she has, by now, taken it down since I called her and told her that I am outraged and that I demand a public apology.
Let me clearly state that we have not done work for Little St. James, neither now nor in recent times. This is not to say we won't ever work for Little St. James; but at the moment, Global Marine works for Little St. James, NOT Love City Car Ferries, Inc. Further WE DO NOT EVER leave customers and go on charters. If our vessel is not on the docks it is simply because we may have a mechanical issue. We have a policy of not working for anyone during the day because we have a Virgin Islands Port Authority approved schedule that we must keep and also because we have a public to serve.
I want to make it clear that Love City Car Ferries, Inc and more specifically the M/V Capt Vic continues to work tirelessly for the people of the Virgin Islands. It pains my heart when individuals who are clearly ignorant of the facts would state things in a public setting without first calling us to find out what is going on.
Careless comments such as these affect our brand and ultimately affect our bottom line. How does the public expect to have car ferry companies that are actually sustainable when they continue to assault us publicly? We don't get any help from the government and we constantly get insults from the public. It is tiring.
Global Marine and Love City Car Ferries, Inc are 2 separate companies with separate vessels. Before anyone posts anything again about Love City Car Ferries, Inc please find out the facts first. I am going to have an immediate conversation with my attorneys about Ms. Lasota's post. I shall not take these type of insensitive attacks lightly.
Love City Car Ferries, Inc
What does Black History Month mean to you? As we ponder this question, we are forced to keep in mind the contributions of people of African descent across the diaspora or more particularly, in the Virgin Islands. We can easily remember names like:
For me, Black History Month means that we all have a responsibility to continue their legacy and remember their sacrifices. It also means that we have a responsibility to teach others of the contributions of those who came before. As it pertains to the famous Virgin Islanders. Here is a quiz. Can you answer these questions correctly? Can your kids?
As it pertains to Black History Month in general, here are some facts. Black History Month is half way over; but in truth, it never is. We can continue learning and growing because the contributions of people of African descent across the diaspora is a significant part of our daily lives, such as:
Love City Car Ferries, Inc
Vic Sea Miles Club VIP Winner Announced for 2018
Thank you Mr. Elderfield Roberts, Love City Car Ferries, Inc's 2018 VIC Sea Miles VIP!
You are awesome and we appreciate you very much! Enjoy your free* car ferry rides from 2/1/2018 to 2/28/2018. We are looking forward to seeing you on board the M/V Capt Vic.
*Winnings are not transferable nor extendable and are limited to cars and small trucks only.
If you have an outstanding invoice with Love City Car Ferries, Inc and need assistance with online payments, the above video provides a brief explanation. You can also give us a call at 340-779-4000 or send us an email. Thanks for your business.
Happy New Year! We wish you all good health, success, and happiness in 2018!
Effective Monday, January 15, 2018, the M/V Capt Vic is back to its full schedule, with the first departure beginning at 6:15 AM from St. John and the last departure ending at 7:00 PM from St. Thomas. For our complete schedule please visit us online at www.lovecitycarferries.com. Thanks for your patience.
Wishing you and your loved ones all the blessings of Christmas and the holiday season and peace and prosperity for the New Year.
Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
Those old fashioned telephone booths don't exist anymore, at least not in the Virgin Islands. But after the hurricanes, we sure wish they were on every street corner. Thank God for cell phone towers, even though they were on and off most days.
Well the dark ages are soon over; I know, I exaggerate. But the point I am making is that Love City Car Ferries, Inc office phone is functional again! Hip Hip Hooray!!!! Call us if you need us and even if you just want to say hi. If we don't answer, leave a message and we'll be happy to get back with you. 340-779-4000
It's about three months post hurricanes. We, like many of you, are still in
recovery and rebuilding mode. Here is an update of where we are and what's going on at Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
The M/V Capt Vic resumed service today December 2nd, 2017. Effective Sunday, December 3rd it will resume its regular schedule.
Thank you for your patience. We endeavor to continue to provide valuable service to our community and are truly just as upset as you are when we are down.
Post hurricanes, the M/V Capt Vic has consistently provided car ferry transportation service between St. Thomas and St. John; at times, it has been the only car ferry in service for this route.
Unfortunely, yesterday the vessel experienced mechanical issues. As a consequence, today, we have to pull the vessel off the run in order to assess. We understand that this is inconvenient for all stakeholders. We apologize; but things like this are out of our control. We will strive to get back on the run as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.