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.
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.
Consider staying on Hassel Island if you plan on visiting Creque Marine Slipway Ruins, since travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. There are a suitable amount of lodgings in the neighborhood around this historical site.
|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|
|Galleon House Bed & Breakfast||B & B||0.7 mi. (0.3 km)||NE|
|Bunker Hill Hotel||B & B||0.7 mi. (0.4 km)||NE|
|Windward Passage Hotel||Hotel||0.7 mi. (0.3 km)||NE|
|Hotel 1829||Hotel||0.7 mi. (0.3 km)||NE|
Folks coming to Creque Marine Slipway Ruins will be able to enjoy a few options for recreational opportunities like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach not far away. Historic site visitors also interested in golfing will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Herman E. Moore Golf Course. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, think about checking out Sprat Bay Beach, which is the closest beach to Creque Marine Slipway Ruins. Also, your group might discover a couple other golf and beach opportunities in the vicinity. Site visitors are also near a couple additional attractions within a short distance. A popular option you might consider visiting in the neighborhood of the historic site is Fort Shipley Ruins, which you can find a short distance away.
Location: Hassel Island
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