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St Eustatias - Morning Glory

In 1884, a Dutch botanist, Willem Suringar, visited Statia, and collected a morning glory in fruit on Signal Hill which was described as new to science. Named Ipomoea sphenophylla (wedge shaped leafed Ipomoea), it was not found by subsequent visiting botanists so the species was put first on the endangered list and then declared extinct. However, in 1994, a...

Oranjestad

Oranjestad is the capital of St Eustatias, situated on a cliff overlooking the long beach below and divided between Upper Town and Lower Town. The town used to be defended by Fort Oranje (pronounced Orahn’ya) perched on a rocky bluff. Built in 1636 on the site of a 1629 French fortification, the ruins of the fort have been preserved and large black cannons...

St Eustatias Tourist Information

Local Tourist Offices The St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation, Fort Oranjestraat, Mon-Fri 0800-1700, T/F82433, www.statiatourism.com Tourism Information booth at the airport, T82620; at the Harbour Office, T82205. The St Eustatius Historical Foundation, Wilhelminaweg 3, PO Box 71, Oranjestad A255, T82288, F82202 c/o Eutel. The Foundation publishes a...