This book is a memorial to the trading sloops that sailed from the southern Caribbean islands with fruit and plants, to the Leeward islands. They are traditional craft, heavily built of wood in the Grenadines and Carriacou, and which using the trade winds, sailed back home full of rhum, whisky and cigarettes to the "English Islands.
Loulou Magras. took many of these pictures over 30 years ago, they visually show the age of sail departing the Leewards to be replaced by freighters and container vessels.
He has caught the beauty, simplicity and magic of that time.