|The famous Willie T Rum|
Other than our floating restaurant, William Thornton’s greatest claim to fame is the design for the United States Capitol Building! His design was submitted after the competition of 1792 had closed, and was approved by President Washington, who praised it for its “grandeur, simplicity and convenience.” A prize of $500 and a city lot was awarded to Thornton on April 5, 1793; he is thus recognized as the first “Architect of the Capitol”.
|The "Willie T" in the Bight at Norman Island|
Today it has been refurbished a bit replacing many of the rusting rails and deck supports with sturdy wooden posts, and a new paint job, but the party is still going strong on the Willie T with people jumping off of the upper deck naked and body shots on the bar. The craziness goes on both day and night virtually every day. This is one of the "don't miss" stops on your Virgin Island Vacation and one for those who carry the crazy Caribbean party genes. ;o)