The Famed Captain Hodge


The most central pier in Philipsburg is dedicated to Captain Arsene Hubert Hodge, better known as “Captain Hodge” in 1972. He connected the Windward Islands (Saba, Statia and St Maarten / St Martin) by sailing the “Trixie”.


After sailing this 16 ton ship, he became captain of the schooner “Blue Peter”. He was famous for having passenger safety prevail over his own. After he retired, he ran a guest house in Front Street.


A memorial placque on the pier along St Maarten’s famed boardwalk remembers the captain, as does the “Captain Hodge Pier” name eternalize his fame.



Where to find the Captain Hodge Pier Monument


The Captain Hodge Pier monument is Located in Philipsburg, along the Boardwalk.


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How to get to the Captain Hodge Pier Monument

How to get to the Captain Hodge Pier Monument from the direction of Oyster Bay/Orient Bay side of St Maarten / St Martin


Head towards the direction of the AC Wathey Cruise Port in Philipsburg. At the Freedom Fighter monument roundabout turn right towards Pondfill Road you could park here along the road or go left at the next roundabout heading towards the Clem Labega Square where you can park your car. When your car is parked you need to walk towards Great Bay Beach and follow the Philipsburg Boardwalk until you reach the Pier.

How to get to the Captain Hodge Pier Monument from the Simpson Bay/ Princess Juliana Airport SXM / Maho / Cupecoy / Marigot / Grand Case SFG / areas of St. Maarten / St. Martin


Pass Princess Juliana Airport from the Maho / Cupecoy direction or pass the Causeway Bridge coming from Marigot / Grand Case, towards Simpson Bay. While keeping the sea on your right-hand side and the Simpson Bay Lagoon on your left . Follow the main road to your left when it turns inland and you reach the Kruythoff roundabout. Take the second exit uphill and follow the road it for half a mile where you can enjoy the impressive views. You will reach a roundabout on top of the hill. Skip the first exit towards Indigo Bay, but take the second (downhill) towards Divi Little Bay. At the roundabout turn right and follow the main (winding) road towards / along the sea until you reach Philipsburg’s main Pond fill artery along the Great Salt Pond. You can park your car at the Clem Labega Square which is close to the Courthouse, but also recommended is parking along the main Pondfill Road/ WJ Nisbeth Road. After parking you need to walk towards the Boardwalk where the Pier is located.




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