chapter  13
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East End maritime traders: The emergence of a Creole community on St John, Danish West Indies

This account describes a vessel departing from St Thomas. It depicts a Creole boat captain, perhaps an East Ender and a vessel that was probably a Tortolan sloop. W ho was the sloop captain and how did he attain this position in the pre-emancipation era in the Danish West Indies? The story of the Creole community on St John’s East End provides a setting that explains such maritime autonomy for people of color in the early nineteenth century.