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The Whim Plantation and Museum

Estate Whim Plantation, located on the west end of the island, is a great example of one these plantation & "great houses". With large areas of rolling green hills and expanses of fertile flat land on the south central area of the island, St. Croix's plantations also grew many other crops which are still prominent in Caribbean cuisine. When the slaves used by the plantation owners were freed, the sugar industry rapidly declined and tourism became the most important part of the economy on the remains that way today.

Whim Plantation and Museum great house.

The Whim Plantation dates back to the 18th century.

Whim Plantation on St. Croix.

Windmills and later on steam engines, were used to pulverize the sugarcane, extracting
the precious sweet juice. It was then cooked into a molasses and used to make rum.

An old sugarmill tower and machinery at the Whim Plantation and Museum on St. Croix.

Mule power was also used to grind the sugarcane.

Whim Plantation Museum, St. Croix - Mule powered sugarcane grinder.



St. Croix Sky-Cam - Aerial views of St. Croix
Aerial Views of St Croix

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