People time forgot: Clemens ‘Leme’ Dilbert

Clemens ‘Leme’ Dilbert

The salt-crusted wrinkles that cut deep into the features of Clemens Dilbert were the signs of decades of sailing the seven seas.

This Brac mariner’s life was filled with storms, calm, adventure and travel to nearly every port on this globe. The photo was taken in the mid-’80s at Watering Place, Cayman Brac.
When Mr. Dilbert returned home from sea, he worked for Public Works. He passed away in 2009.

This photograph is from the book ‘The People Time Forgot’ by George Nowak, available at the National Museum. All proceeds from the sales of the book go toward museum projects.