Historical Sites & Landmarks
The Christena Memorial Plaque
This Memorial Plaque was erected and unveiled on Wednesday 1st August 2001 in memory of approximately 233 persons who lost their lives on August 1st 1970 when the government ferry “MV Christena” sank off Nags Head.
Located on Samuel Hunkins Drive in the vicinity of the Museum of Nevis History, the plaque lists the names of the 233 Kittians and Nevisians who perished in this unforgettable tragedy. The impact of this tragedy is still felt throughout the twin-island federation as most families were touched in some way.