National Geographic : 1966 Oct
scale of living, and beauty had earned it the title "Queen of the Caribbees." Today, crumbling manor houses stand in mute testimony to its former glory; empty stone towers, once wind mills for crushing sugar cane, dot its cloud-misted mountains. Now an artist's studio, the last sugar mill to operate on Nevis rises behind flaming poinsettias and bougainvillea mixed with plumbago. A working model beside it shows how the mill looked until 1940. Inside, a workman poses for Miss Eva Wilkin, one of four survivors of old plantation families remaining on Nevis.