50 years ago: Car knocks out power

In the Dec. 22 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates reported:

“The Beechcraft plane arrived from Swan Island on the 17th with Mr. and Mrs. Carrinford Bodden, Capt. and Mrs. Harry Glidden, Mr. Joseph Bush, Mr. Harry Bush and two American men, who were en route to their home in Miami, as passengers.

“Returning on the 15th were Mrs. Rayburn Farrington and her baby whom she had taken to the doctor in Tampa. Her husband, who works in Tampa, accompanied her home.

“The district of West Bay was without light from 3 a.m. until 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, caused by a car knocking down an electric pole. The car was driven by Crosby Ebanks. The car is completely destroyed, but no one was injured. Dallas Ebanks and Lewis Anglin were also in the car. The accident happened on West Bay Road near Island House.”