Caneel’s new gatehouse is done

Caneel_tn Gerald Singer reports the a grand new guardhouse at Caneel is completed, after several months of hammering, stone chipping, and construction.  But he’s perplexed as to why it was built, replacing a more modest stone-faced kiosk at the entrance to the Virgin Islands resort.

When we saw it being built in February, the project appeared to have three different buildings, one of them looked big enough to be a guest room, maybe.

Anyway, Singer says the structure is done but wonders what was the need?  When we showed some photos of the project in progress, one commenter may have hit the nail on the head when he suggested it was related to Homeland Security, like the silly black gates at the ferry.  They certainly will protect you from terrorists coming to the island via the dock, but do nothing at all if you come by dinghy, on either side.

Singer's blog is St. John LifeRead it here.

Leave a Comment