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Saint Croix

(sānt kroi), island (2010 pop. 50,601), 80 sq mi (207 sq km), the largest of the U.S. Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands,
group of about 100 small islands, West Indies, E of Puerto Rico. The islands are divided politically between the United States and Great Britain. Although constituting the westernmost part of the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands form a geological unit with
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, in the West Indies. ChristianstedChristiansted
, town (2010 pop. 2,433), chief city of St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a shipping port for sugar and rum; tourism is the leading industry. Founded in 1733, Christiansted served briefly as capital of the Danish West Indies.
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, on the northeast coast, is the island's leading town. A campus of the Univ. of the Virgin Islands is located at Golden Grove, midway between Christiansted and FrederikstedFrederiksted
, town (2010 pop. 859), historically the chief port and commercial center of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; it has been replaced by Christiansted. Sugar provided the principal export until the industry was terminated.
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. Buck Island Reef National Monument is off the island's NE coast.

Saint Croix.

1 River, 75 mi (121 km) long, rising in the Chiputneticook Lakes and flowing SE to Passamaquoddy Bay, forming part of the U.S.-Canada border; navigable to Calais, Maine. The river is used for power and to float logs downstream. In 1604, French explorer Samuel de ChamplainChamplain, Samuel de
, 1567–1635, French explorer, the chief founder of New France.

After serving in France under Henry of Navarre (King Henry IV) in the religious wars, Champlain was given command of a Spanish fleet sailing to the West Indies, Mexico, and the
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 helped establish a colony on St. Croix (Dochet) Island (now an international historic site) near the river's mouth; it was abandoned in 1605. 2 River, 164 mi (264 km) long, rising in the lake district of NW Wis. and flowing generally S to the Mississippi River at Prescott, Wis.; forms part of the Wis.–Minn. line. The Dalles, a scenic gorge, is located in Interstate Park. A hydroelectric plant at St. Croix Falls supplies power to the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area.

Saint Croix

an island in the Caribbean, the largest of the Virgin Islands of the US: purchased from Denmark by the US in 1917. Chief town: Christiansted. Pop.: 53 234 (2000). Area: 207 sq. km (80 sq. miles)
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Ruth Island is a human-made island on the south coast of Saint Croix.
Today few Canadians or Americans know that Saint Croix Island preceded Port Royal in Canada and Jamestown and Plymouth Rock in the United States.
The longest projected baseline, about 250 million wavelengths, is from the 9,000 km between the VLBA's two island sites, on the Big Island of Hawaii and on Saint Croix in the Virgin Islands.
The green-tinted river runs through the gorge and eventually flows into the huge man-made Lac de Saint Croix where all kinds of watersports are available.
Most of the accessions were from the West Indies, including Antigua (4), Bahama (1), Barbados (6), British Virgin Islands (46), Cuba (148), Grenada (17), Guadeloupe (13), Haiti (35), Jamaica (3), Martinique (1), Puerto Rico (28), Dominican Republic (21), Saint Croix (9), Santa Lucia (2), Saint Vicente (13), Tobago (14), and Trinidad (39).
Only the western third or so of the islands-- Saint Thomas, Saint John, and slightly more distant Saint Croix, off to the south--is American owned, bought from the Danes in 1917.
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