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

Hassel Island is a good option for those wishing to visit Creque Marine Slipway Ruins, since travelers to this part of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. Even though the region isn't a massive tourist destination, 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

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area is having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The most nearby place to eat is Betsy's Bar and Restaurant, which serves American fare. Epernay and Palms Court Harborview are additional restaurant options within reach of this location. At Palms Court Harborview you should be sure to test out Caribbean cuisine 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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