The Saba Islander

by Will Johnson



Dear Sirs,

New transhipment facilities at

St. Maarten


On or about September 15th 1975, the new wharf area adjacent to the A.C. Wathey pier will become available to small vessels, interisland sloops and other boats, having a draft not exceeding 13 feet.

In order to try and reestablish the port of St. Maarten as a transhipment port for our surrounding islands like Anguilla, Saba, St. Barths, St. Eustatius and ,maybe St. Kitts, because St. Maarten is offering still the best service with Europe (every 14 days from England-Holland, every month from France) we like to inform you herewith that transhipment cargo ex-Dutch or French boat and Sto. Domingo will NOT PAY STORAGE CHARGES until after one week/seven days. Moreover as an additional service, we will transport the merchandise from our warehouses to the new wharf area free of charge by our forklifts.

Sincerely Yours,

St. Maarten Harbour Corporation.

The other day I went to the hospital to get my ears taken care of so that I could hear again. Had been swimming too much on Aruba and got water in my ears. Anyway while waiting for the treatment sitting there with some people discussing the issues, one man from The Bottom said:” Boy Will, Wathey dead. It is Bada Bing politics over there now!!”

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