So Long, St. Croix!

So Long, St. Croix!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

After another wonderful St. Croix season, it’s time for Roseway to begin her yearly transit north once again.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to get creative with our programming, but we were determined to provide safe ways for kids and families to learn, gather, and grow. Our team moved quickly to adapt, but we didn’t do it alone—we’re grateful to our community partners, students, and families for their enthusiastic participation!

This was a year of firsts for us in St. Croix—Roseway’s first visit to Frederiksted, our first family-oriented dockside program, and our first Winter Caribbean Classroom program in collaboration with Proctor Academy.

We also began a new partnership with the Caribbean Center for Boys and Girls, kicking things off with a four-week pilot program. We hope to grow this partnership in future years and look forward to resuming our regular programming with St. Croix public school classes when Roseway returns in December.

All in all, we are thrilled to have invited almost 800 students and family members aboard Roseway this season during our educational programs and public sails. We are always proud to engage the St. Croix community, and this week we installed a permanent mooring in Christiansted Harbor so that Roseway will have a place to land every time she returns to the island.

Our beloved schooner is set to set sail tomorrow—Wednesday, March 17 at 9:00am—with our fabulous crew and an additional three volunteer sailors aboard. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates on her departure, and keep an eye on Where’s Roseway? to track her journey north.