A replica in half size of Copenhagen’s The Little Mermaid statue was placed in the town of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. ( map )

Mermaid St. Thomas

The Little Mermaid – Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

The statue sits near the pier where cruise ships dock, and close to a small shopping center.

Why is there a mermaid statue here?   Well, St. Thomas was danish territory from 1666 until 1917, when it was purchased by the United States for $25 million in gold.   So there is a substantial danish heritage and history on the island.

The inscription reads:

A TRUE COPY IN HALFSIZE OF
THE LITTLE MERMAID
CREATED BY THE DANISH SCULPTOR
EDVARD ERIKSEN
AND
ERECTED IN 1918 AT LANGELINIE
IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

This is one of the many copies of Edvard Eriksen’s original mermaid statue placed in Copenhagen harbor in 1913.

These are the copies of this statue that I am aware of:

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid_(statue)
The Little Mermaid (Copenhagen, Denmark) 
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