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Christiansted National Historic Site

Cleanup Work After Hurricanes Irma, Maria Ongoing In Florida, Georgia, Caribbean

Nearly 300 National Park Service employees continued to work Monday on cleaning up the mess Hurricanes Irma and Maria left after roaring through the Caribbean and into South Florida and into Georgia. While access was slowly improving to some parks, others remained closed to the public.

Long, Slow Recovery Predicted For Some National Parks In Caribbean

Damage inflicted by the one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria could keep Virgin Islands National Park virtually closed for six months to a year, according to the National Park Service's Caribbean superintendent. When the five other parks in the Caribbean reopen depends largely on when the islands' power grids are restored and fuel becomes available, he added.

NPS Joins International Slave Wrecks Project

A multi-agency collaboration is searching the Caribbean waters for wrecks of ships that were bringing slaves to the New World more than 300 years ago, with at least two wrecks discovered and the possibility of another five in the waters near Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Christiansted National Historic Site in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Exploring The Parks: Christiansted National Historic Site

Here at the Traveler we recently asked you to comment on Which Is The Most Overlooked, Or Under Appreciated, Unit Of The National Park System? Well, after my trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, I can answer with great conviction that the three intriguing parks in St. Croix -- Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument, and Salt River Bay National Historical Park -- qualify for both overlooked and under-appreciated.

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