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Hello all, Does anyone know where and how to get to Mermaids Chair in STT. Looks really pretty from pictures I have seen and would like to check it out when I am on STJ next year. Thanks, Laura

Posted : September 2, 2010 6:00 pm
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Mermaid's Chair is a sand bar which separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea, and which connects Botany Bay to Little St. Thomas. Unfortunately the development of the west ends Botany Bay has made it almost impossible to get to anymore.

This was discussed a little more than a month ago. See link below for the discussion.,110099,110109#msg-110109

Posted : September 3, 2010 8:03 am
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OOOHH, that's not good. Would have liked to see this area in it's prime. Been to the island STT/STJ a dozon times and I missed this beauty. Any hidden spots I need to see while in the area next year? PM me. Thanks, Laura

Posted : September 3, 2010 10:28 pm
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Botany Bay had its 'prime ' in the plantation era - it was private for many years when the Corning family owned it - BUT they didn't ask for commercial rezoning, CZM and DPNR permits and try to sell house lots for millions of dollars after bulldozing the scenery and paving the roads to paradise - you can find many examples of American Entrepreneurship all over the USVI - Peter Bay, Grande Bay, Sirenusa, and the proliferation of multi million dollar villas all over the quiet and previously peaceful island of STJ - -- -- -- -- STT has no monopoly on overdevelopment and even STX is finding out that the big money people don't play by any rules - they just make new ones.

Posted : September 4, 2010 12:55 am

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