National Geographic : 1968 Jan
Guiding Sea Saga, his chartered diesel cruiser, through the Windward Passage, the author steers a course across waters he has sailed on many another voyage. His ship board guest, conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller, made possible the creation on St. John of a national park that encompasses three-fourths of the island. trade back and forth and travel to find work. Both use the U. S. dollar as cur rency. Yachts and planes are constantly shuttling tourists-despite all the bother of 'going foreign' each time anyone uses a port of entry. The British and Amer ican Virgins are the greatest resort com bination in the world, and I hope a way can be found to make their ties even closer in the future." We anchored off a deserted little cay, and I ferried the Rockefellers ashore in a dinghy. Beyond gleaming sand we picked our way through tropic under growth. As we walked and talked, I found the key to Laurance Rockefeller's interest in preserving unspoiled natural beauty. He appreciates it himself. Mains'l snugged, swimming ladder rigged, the yachtDawnlightswings off the palm-fringed beach of Caneel Bay Plantation, a hotel on St.