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50 years ago: Two men catch 250-pound turtle

In the June 7 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, "East End Echos" by Charles Dixon included: "Mr. Leroy Watson returned on May 22 to spend his vacation with his family."

50 years ago: East End men leave for jobs at sea

In the April 12, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mr. Andrew (Elue) McLaughlin left on the 4th to work for Windjammer Cruises Inc. He will work on the Yankee clipper. Mr. Wilbert Jackson joined the M.V. Chemical Trader as chief cook. The ship sailed on the 6th."

50 years ago: Political meeting outlines proposed constitutional changes

In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:“A political meeting was held at the ‘Bright Spot’ on the 16th by MLA Mr. W.W. Conolly."

50 years ago: Gun Bay United Church raises funds for a new roof

In the Feb. 15, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “Mr. Willard Welcome left on Jan. 28 to work for National Bulk Carriers.

50 years ago: Rankins wed; Fredricks welcome a son

In the Jan. 18, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “On Jan. 11 Mr. Thomas Rankin took as his bride Miss Josphyn Jeffers. The wedding ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Lewin Williams at the groom’s home.

50 years ago: James Truman Conolly visits between tours of Vietnam

In the Jan. 11, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “James Truman Conolly of East End, Specialist Four (equivalent to Corporal) in the 1st Air Cavalry (Helicopters) [arrived] on the island from Vietnam ... "

50 years ago: New managers at Rum Point, fishermen return

The Oct. 19, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, featured a column by ‘Sandys’ on the new management at the Rum Point Club: “Bet Alice’s eyes opened wide at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party but am sure they would have opened wider if she had seen what I saw last Sunday at Rum Point."

50 years ago: ‘Largest ever’ blue marlin caught, towed to shore

In the Sept. 28, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote: “On Wednesday the 21st Mr. Bertram Conolly and Mr. Hoyt McLaughlin raised and boated a blue marlin believed to be the largest ever caught on this end of the island."

50 years ago: Turtlers depart for Mosquito Cays

“Mr. Edward Rankine returned from Jamaica on July 21 after spending 4 months receiving treatment for his eyes. He is happy to say there has been some improvement.

50 years ago: Organizing a youth club

In the Feb. 23, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

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