50 years ago: Sailors head to Curacao

In the Nov. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Messrs. Tracey Bodden, Lawrence Bush, Orville Powery, Ellard Ebanks and Cedric Bodden left on the 17th for Curacao via Jamaica, to join a ship for National Bulk Carriers.

“Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey Ebanks returned from Jamaica on the 17th, where they obtained their visas for legal admission in the U.S.

“Messrs. Delno and Orrin Ebanks left on the 20th for New York to join S.S. Ore Venus.

“Here on 10 days vacation is Miss Dorothy Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kearney Henning, who lives in Tampa. Dorothy Ann last visited here 7 years ago, and is happy to visit with her relatives. She is a student nurse in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

“Mrs. Lewin Parsons Jr. arrived from Jamaica on the 17th. She received her visa for admission in the U.S.

“On the 18th a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Powell weighing 7 pounds. A sister for Celeta.

“Mrs. Curry Ebanks returned from Jamaica on the 20th having received medical attention for an injury to her foot sustained in an accident some time ago, and reports being much improved.

“Mr. Wordsworth Powery and family left on the 20th for Tampa, where they will reside, having obtained their legal visas.

“On the 20th Mrs. Arthur Deschenes (Peggy) returned to her home in New York to be reunited with her husband after a very enjoyable three months’ visit with her children, mother and other relatives.

“After living in the U.S. for 20 years Mr. Leland Ebanks decided to return to Cayman. He arrived on the 19th to finish his house which was started some time ago.

“Mr. Rudolph Garvin arrived on the 20th ‌from Tampa.”

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