Creque Marine Slipway Ruins

Built in the 1840s the Creque Marine Slipways is one of the oldest, and possibly the oldest, steam powered marine railways. It was used to bring large boats a shore. Today it is mainly in ruins, though many of the large cogs can still be seen, as well as several large anchors.

What to Expect

Visitors can tour the brick marine railway steam engine room as well as the stone power house, both of which are currently under the care of the Virgin Islands National Park Service, which hopes to prevent any further deterioration.

Although in ruins, the English manufactured slipway still gives a remarkable sense of what workers would do to remove a ship from the water. This particular slipway could haul a vessel up to 300 pounds ashore.

Staying Close

Consider staying on Hassel Island if you plan on visiting Creque Marine Slipway Ruins, as those visiting this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. Although the area isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll still find a sizable number of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near Creque Marine Slipway Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Olga's Fancy Guest house 0.2 mi. (1.4 km) W
Miller Manor Hotel 0.4 mi. (1.0 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 0.6 mi. (0.6 km) NE
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast B & B 0.6 mi. (0.6 km) NE
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) NE
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.7 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.3 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

There are several picks of restaurants to choose from in the region nearby this historical site. Betsy's Bar and Restaurant, which offers American fare, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Also within reach, you'll come across options including Epernay and Palms Court Harborview where you and your companions can test out Caribbean fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.

Information

Contact Information

Location: Hassel Island

Website: http://hasselisland.org/index.php?page=ft-shipley-artifacts

 

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