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St John Island

ST JOHN ISLAND, an island in the Danish West Indies. It lies 4 m. E. of St Thomas, is 10 m. long and 2| m. wide; area 21 sq. m. It is a mass of rugged mountains, the highest of which is Camel Mountain (1270 ft.)- Although one of the best watered and most fertile of the Virgin Group, it has little commerce. It is a free port, and possesses in Coral Bay the best harbour of refuge in the Antilles. The village of Cruxbay lies on the northern coast. Pop. (1901) 925.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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