Annaberg windmill

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The empty shell of a windmill at the Annaberg sugar plantation on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
If there was a steady breeze, sugar cane was brought to the windmill. Revolving sails–which have long since disappeared from this windmill–turned a central shaft, rotating the rollers and crushing the sugar cane stalks. Juice ran down the rollers into the gutter and flowed downhill to the factory for processing. 300-500 gallons of juice could be produced in an hour.

Cinnamon Bay

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A Danish warehouse on the beach at Cinnamon Bay, St. John. The woman inside told me it was built in the 1840s and was used for legitimate purposes to house rum and sugar and, at one time, to store illegal goods.
Today you can rent snorkels and dive gear here.