50 years ago: A busy time for seafarers

Northside-50-years-finalIn the March 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“Leaving on Thursday 17th were Messrs. Harold Ebanks and Stanley Douglas to take up work with N.B.C.

“Arriving home on Saturday, 19th, was Mr. Larry Ebanks to spend his vacation. He was employed on the Imperial St. Lawrence.

“Arriving on Sunday, 20th, was N.B.C. employee Mr. Cyril Ebanks to spend his vacation.

“For the past week we have been enjoying very unusual weather for March, nevertheless it is very welcome, nice and cool and no mosquitoes.”

In the same edition, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“Mr. Edward Rankine left the island for Jamaica on the 17th to seek medical aid for his eyes. He was accompanied by Mr. Horton Rankine who will be his guide until he returns.

“Messrs. Varion Pearson and Darlington McLean flew to Jamaica on the 17th to join the S.S. Imperial St. Lawrence.

“Mr. Isaac Welcome returned to the island last week. He was employed by N.B.C.

“Mr. Hudley Green returned on the 19th to spend his vacation.

“The weather continues to be good, especially for fishing. Guests at the Tortuga Club are having a most enjoyable and exciting time catching wahoo and dolphin.”