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The Virgin Islands Senate Bill, Act No. 6577 was enacted May 7, 2003 to honor Eliza James-McBean posthumously and name the clock tower and boardwalk located in Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands “The Eliza James McBean Clock Tower and Boardwalk”. Mrs. McBean passed away at the age of 105 in July of 2001. The park was dedicated on September 9, 2009 on the anniversary of her birth. This image, taken in December 2005, was before the naming ceremony and, hence, the name does not appear on the clock tower as you will see in more recent images.
What I find very strange is that I found the above reference to the naming of the clock tower but cannot uncover anything which explains who Eliza James-McBean was and why she had the clock tower and boardwalk in Frederiksted named after her. If anyone is able to fill in the blanks, please leave a note in the comments below.
The clock tower located at the end of the cruise ship pier, on the edge of the Frederiksted Historic District which contains Fort Frederik, also known as Frederiksfort, the Customs House and other interesting attractions for the visitor to see. It is located in a quiet park area with curving pathways. There is also a bandstand from which you sometimes find musicians playing for the passengers as they return to the cruise ships for the late afternoon departure,