An artist’s rendering from 2014 shows the proposed Long Bay Landing cruise pier. On March 11, 2015, the West Indian Co. Ltd. announced its board had suspended plans for the project in St. Thomas Harbor. On May 28, board members voted to approve the concept in executive session.

The board of directors of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce is strongly in favor of the completion of a new cruise ship pier in Long Bay and applaud the West Indian Co. Ltd. governing board for voting to resume work on the dock (“Cruise ship mega-project gets second life,” The Daily News, May 29, 2019, page 2).

The Long Bay Landing project was originally conceived under the administration of Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. and in his first state of the territory address, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. highlighted the Long Bay Landing project.