The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. -William Blake
May you and your loved ones enjoy this day of Thanksgiving. We are thankful to you now and always.
Your friends at Love City Car Ferries
All Veterans deserve to be remembered, honored, and respected every day, but especially on Veteran's Day.
St. John, Virgin Islands, U.S. --Llewellyn "Big Lew" Sewer, father of love City Car Ferries' owner, was a Veteran. As a member of the Armed Forces, he served his family, his people, and his Country well. In addition, as radio disk jockey known as "Trucker Man" he gave the islands the beautiful nicknames of "Love City" for St. John, St. Thomas- "Rock City", St. Croix- "Twin City" and Tortola-"Chocolate City." Under his Trucker Man Label, he produced Eddie and the Movements and brought talent like the Temptations to the VI. In remembrance of this great hero and in honor of all Veterans, Love City Car Ferries, Inc. remembers Veteran's Day 2013 with a free event.
On Monday, November 11, 2013, all Veterans living in or visiting the United States Virgin Islands are hereby granted a free ride on board the M/V Capt. Vic. The M/V Capt. Vic provides car ferry service between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John. If you are a Veteran, you would just need to present your Government issued ID that proclaims this status, in order to take advantage of this benefit. We look forward to seeing you on board the M/V Capt. Vic. For more information on departure times check out our home page.
If you knew Big Lew, we would love to hear your stories about him. Just comment below, call us, or tell us when you arrive on board the M/V Capt. Vic.
Today in the Virgin Islands we celebrate Liberty Day, otherwise known as Bull and Bread Day in honor of David Hamilton Jackon, a labor leader, a civil rights activist and a friend to his people.
David Hamilton Jackson was born in the then Danish West Indies on the island of St. Croix on September 28, 1884. He was raised by his parents who were both teachers. He earned his law degree and was also a teacher and bookkeeper. He used his talents to defend the conditions under which the people of the Virgin Islands lived. Known as the "Black Moses" by locals, he advocated for them throughout his life. Some of his most salient accomplishments were:
The list of his accomplishments are endless. Ultimately he fought tirelessly for the rights of the people of these territories both under Danish Colonial rule and as a territory of the United States.
Annually Virgin Islanders celebrate this great man who died on May 30, 1946. This year, a major celebration was held in Grove Place St. Croix where the traditional Bull and Bread, roast beef and pumpernickel bread, were served.
Virgin Islander continue to remember him as a local hero and maintain that November 1st is an official VI Government holiday.