James "Peddy" Johnson

James "Peddy" Johnson
Peddy is now referred to as "Steady Peddy" by Sea Saba and our clients.  Like Garvis, Peddy is a descendant of Saba's first European colonists. Peddy is a 7th generation Saban; his family having traveled to Saba from Ireland in the 17th century.  Both sides of Peddy's family settled in the village of Mary's Point.  ln the 1920's Saba's government became increasingly concerned that the increased erosion at Mary's Point might render the area to become unstable.  Averting a potential disaster in this area, the government assisted more than 100 villagers to physically take their homes apart and move them piece-by-piece to other more stable areas on the island.  Peddy was born at his  grandmother's house in Hell's Gate, one of the homes from this era. Like many Sabans, Peddy's father worked at the Aruba Oil Refinery until the 1940's when it ceased operation.  Peddy is retired as a foreman from Saba's Public Works Department as well as Saba Airport Security.  He now proudly drives his new silver van to the delight of our guests.  Known for his calm manner and politeness, don't be shy to ask Peddy some Saba stories--he has plenty!