79.6 F
Cruz Bay
Thursday, December 8, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesPARK SERVICE TO RAZE ST. THOMAS VISITOR CENTER

PARK SERVICE TO RAZE ST. THOMAS VISITOR CENTER

July 15, 2002 – The old, unused V.I. National Park visitor center on St. Thomas across Vessup Bay from the Red Hook ferry dock will be torn down. Superintendent John King said demolition is to start July 22 and will take about two weeks.
King said the building is unsafe and that there are no plans to replace it.
The facility on the National Park Service dock has sat unused for several years. It had been utilized primarily by people taking tours to the park on St. John and also had served as a waiting room for Westin and Caneel Bay Resort guests awaiting pickup by private ferries.
The park service also owns an adjacent office building which was used as park headquarters until staff based there relocated to Cruz Bay, St. John, about two years ago. The building is now empty.
King said the office building is slated to be used by the U.S. Geological Survey as a field station. He said the Geological Survey staff now housed at the park's Lind Point facility will move to the Red Hook building and that he expects they will be joined by additional staff and graduate students. "The park will benefit from the additional scientists and post-docs [doctoral students]," he said.
King had no date for the move to take place.

Publisher's note : Like the St. John Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice … click here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.