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Dowe at it Again: VIPA Cuts Ribbon on Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier, Freeing Up Gallows Bay to Welcome Small Cruise Ships, Mini Cruises, Yachts and More

  • Elesha George
  • June 26, 2022

The Gordon A. Finch Molasses Pier Cargo Facility had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Krause Lagoon, St. Croix, on Thursday, just 23 months after its ground-breaking ceremony in July 2020. The building was named after Gordon A Finch, former executive director and board member who served as executive director for 11 years and was the 4th executive director of the VI Port Authority from 1991 to 2002. Chairperson of the Port’s governing board, Willard John said the opening of the cargo building means that the Gallows’ Bay port can now become a small cruise ship port for upscale ferries, mini-cruises and yachts. Before this could happen, however, dredging is required. VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe, known as "Dowe Now" because of his knack for starting and completing projects, was lauded throughout the event by guest speakers. The executive director has continuously stated that the success he's had at the Port Authority is a testament to the people around him...