Friday, July 12, 2013

The Old Sugar Mill of the US Virgin Islands. (The Annaberg Sugar Mill)


When on vacation, you have time to explore the place where you are vacationing. I was in St. John a few weeks ago and I was surprised to see how well they used the old ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Mill to make a high end restaurant.

These old structure were made of daub and wattle. Daub is a type of mortar made of coral, lime and sand that were fired together and then mixed with molasses and mud. Wattle is a woven structure made of the wood from the false coffee bush.The mortar (daub) was packed into the wattle walls like plaster. The old roof was thatched with sugarcane leaves or palm fronds.

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