From time to time, the Caymanian Compass will publish archival photos of the Cayman Islands by George Nowak, aka Barefoot Man. The undated photo above is of Capt. Callan Ritch. In 1945, the U.S. government commended Mr. Ritch for sailing an American ship from New Guinea to San Francisco after it was attacked by Kamikaze pilots. Capt. Ritch died at age 79 in 1992 in Cayman Brac.
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