Llewellyn “Big Lew” Sewer was a big man not only in physical stature and overall presence, but also in his zest for life. He had big ideas, big dreams and big goals. He left a legacy for all the Virgin Islands by giving each island its beloved nickname: Twin City for St. Croix, Rock City for St. Thomas, Chocolate City for Tortola and of course Love City for St. John, his beloved place of birth.
This Memorial Day weekend we lovingly remember him and all the sacrifices he made for his country and his family. The effects of Agent orange took him from us too soon.
More importantly, we remember the sacrifices of all those who served in the United States military and died and the families who mourn for their loves ones. We can’t help but wonder what life would have been like if they weren’t taken from us so soon.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! We miss them. We love them. We remember them.
As we barbecue this Memorial Day weekend, let us all remember those who truly paid the price so that we can smile, flip burgers, and live in a generally free democratic society.
Stay safe Memorial Day and always...
Your friends at Love City Car Ferries, Inc.
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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/
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.
Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours. No matter how busy we get, we ought to say a special thank you to that special someone in our lives. Hope your day is special and memorable. Remember that St. John is the island of love so feel free to visit soon and let us know if you need any assistance with your booking. Have a wonderful day!
Merry Christmas to One and All
This has been an eventful year in the car ferry industry in the United States Virgin Islands. We have had and continue to have our trials. Nevertheless, we are thankful and grateful to you our customers, vendors, and patrons.
We at Love City Car Ferries, Inc. continue to do what is necessary to serve you to the best of our ability. If we have fallen short, our sincerest apologies, it is never our intent to displease you in any way. As the year draws to a close, feel free to stay in contact with us by emailing, calling (340-779-4000), or sending us a message on social media. We can be found on Twitter @VICarFerry, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know how we can help.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Thank you for connecting with us. We appreciate you! You are awesome! You are the Best! We love you! God Bless.......
Labor Day marks the official end of summer. We, at Love City Ferries, Inc., hope you are having a restful day! Enjoy your day off.
"The end of labor is to gain leisure." — Aristotle
Happy Emancipation Day, July 3rd, and Independence Day, July 4th!
As we celebrate the emancipation of a people with the 1848 freedom of slaves in the #VirginIslands (then Danish West Indies) and the independence of our nation with the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the #USA, let us remember and continue to celebrate the sacrifices of the courageous individuals who fought on both fronts.
God bless the Virgin Islands and God bless the United States of America!
Happy Easter to our Love City Car Ferries' Friends
If you grew up on St. John, you know Easter Rock. When we were kids the adults said that Easter Rock went down into the sea early each and every Easter morning and that is why it was always wet on Easter. We believed them and as teenagers we would sneak out to North Shore Road to try to see its descent. Of course we never witnessed this miraculous event, but nevertheless that rock remains a symbol of our childhood innocence. Some cultures have the Tooth Fairy and Reindeers and St. Johnians have their Easter Rock.
The thing about childhood is that it encourages dreaming, hoping, and believing. Sadly, the reality of our current World shatters that for most if not all adults and even teenagers. In light of the constant suicide bombers in various countries like Beirut, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, France, and now Brussels it is no wonder we all don't have tremendous anxiety about our future. But we still have a choice. We can choose to focus on hope.
Whether we are Christian or not, Easter reminds us of hope: hope in a Savior who has risen, hope in new beginnings, hope in the ultimate goodness of the human spirit and hope that good ultimately conquers evil.
Happy Easter and if you live on St. John remember to share with your kids the story of Easter Rock!
President's Day is a day to celebrate all US Presidents past and present. It was first celebrated nationally in 1885. Though it was celebrated as Washington's Birthday beginning 1800 a year after George Washington's death in 1799. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are still seen as the most well recognized Presidents.
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In honor of Mother's Day, Love City Car Ferries, Inc. is having a two day sale on Sunday, May 10, 2015 and Monday May 11th, 2015. Receive $10 off of your round trip fare*. The sale is valid for our regularly scheduled trips on board the M/V Capt. Vic. Visit our homepage for our departure times.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
*Sale is valid for the $50.00 round trip fares only and it is not applicable to charge customers. This sale is not to be combined with any other offers and is only redeemable on 5/10/15 & 5/11/15.
Mother's are the most wonderful human beings on God's green Earth. Why? You know why. They continue to give and give and give and give. They are not perfect but they do the best that they can. What would I like to tell my Mother this Mother's Day?
What do you want to tell your mother? This Mother's Day and every day, tell her. Let's celebrate our Mothers and if she is no longer with us let us celebrate the Mother figures in our lives.
Happy Mother's Day 2015
Some tend to forget that young men and women from the United States Virgin Islands have served their county for generations and many have fallen during active duty. Like their fellow brethren, they deserve to be remembered. Freedom isn't free. They paid the price for us. At Love City Car Ferries, Inc. we humbly and thankfully remember!
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HONOR THE FALLEN
What do you know about the real history of St. Patrick's Day? I know very little. The day was always special to me because my brother was born on St. Patrick's Day, so we always celebrated. I wanted to find more info so I looked around and found the link below. Enjoy!
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! But we will be remiss, if we didn't give a special shout out to our Vic Sea Miles Club Customers. Thank you for connecting with us! For today February, 14, 2014 through tomorrow February 15, 2014, show your Vic Sea Miles Club card and receive $10.00 off your round trip car ferry ride on board the M/V Capt. Vic.
Here is a story we found on the origins of Valentine's Day. Hope you find it as interesting as we did. Enjoy your day with your loved ones and treat them special today and everyday!
Story of St. Valentine
"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.
Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ; not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.
During the last weeks of Valentinus's life a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth. Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength.
"Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia asked one day.
"Yes, my child, He hears each one."
"Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you've told me about!"
"God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said.
"Oh, Valentinus, I do believe! I do!" She knelt and grasped his hand.
They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia screamed, "Valentinus, I can see! I can see!"
"Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.
On the eve of his death Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God. He signed it, "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love, and devotion are exchanged around the world."