An adjacent view from the Christiansted Bypass Overlook shows Gallows Bay. The gruesome name stems from the placement of gallows along the shoreline during the 18th century. Today, this neighborhood just east of Christiansted’s historic district offers retailers, schools and harbors catering to locals. At the end of the center dock is the U.S. Customs and Protection Office. From here, you can catch the QE IV Ferry to Saint Thomas. Christiansted is the largest city on Saint Croix with a population of about 3,000 Crucians.