Vintage Norman Island – Book Signing Event – April 18, 2023
Join us at the Museum on April 18, 2023 at 10 AM for a book signing event by the author of Vintage Norman Island. Valerie Sims will be present with copies of her book to sign and will give a presentation on the book. Norman Island is said to be the inspiration for...
Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19, 2018
Our favorite holiday of the year is upon us! Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate, we want to give you 10% off in our gift shop if your little one (or you!) designs and brings in their very own pirate flag. You can download the Pirate Flag...
Bartholomew Sharp – The Unlucky Pirate Who Became A Legend
Bartholomew Sharp came from humble beginnings. Born in England around 1650, he began his maritime career serving on a privateer during the Third Anglo-Dutch War. When the war. . .
Pirate Flags – Fearsome Banners of Centuries Past
I have always been intrigued with pirate flags. From the traditional skill and crossbones to the more elaborate decorations, the symbolism and imagination of the crafters have at times left me in awe of their skill and. . .
Pirates Treasure Museum on the Travel Channel
Watch Caribbean Pirate Treasure on the Travel Channel July 4, 2018 at 10PM EST on episode: Ghost Ship of St. Thomas, where we look for the sister ship of the Rhone that went down in October 1867! Watch Caribbean Pirate Treasure. . .
Jean Hamlin/La Trompeuse – an Ill-fated Ending
After making two successful voyages up and down the African coast, taking every ship in sight, Jean Hamlin headed back to St. Thomas to sell his plunder. As he neared the island of Nevi, a sloop was spotted sailing. . .
Jean Hamlin & La Trompeuse – an Auspicious Beginning
In early 1682, the French King hired Captain Peter Paine to sail his merchant ship, La Trompeuse, to French Guiana to pick up cargo consisting of sugar. Instead of returning to France, once the cargo was onboard, Captain Paine. . .
How to Complete a Gold Coin Heist in Europe in Under 48 Hours
We never really know what to expect, do we? We set out to accomplish one thing and another door opens to new and exciting opportunities. For example, I started working for. . .
17-1 Estate Thomas
St. Thomas, USVI