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A storm was brewing and the Cayman turtle rangers were fishing on the Moskito banks. Dr. Roy McTaggart managed to get his 50 ton Schooner out of George Town harbour to bring home the Seaman from the Cays The crew on the Majestic were mostly from East End and most of the had family out there turtling.
This is a picture of a coil of rope which was used in days gone by to purchase food from the local shop. In those days there were no supermarkets. I lived in North Side, to be exact in Hut Land. There were two little shops where you could purchase mainly food, flour, sugar, corn meal, lard, and a few other products.Read More
Thatch rope, crafted from the dried leaves of the Silver Thatch Palm was a highly prized commodity in its time. Favoured by fishermen and turtlers for its resistance to the effects of salt water, the making and trading of rope was the dominant land-based industry in Cayman for many years. The significance of thatch rope has earned it a permanent place on the nation's flag.Read More
The Age of Sail is generally classified as the late 15th to mid-19th century, when trade was dominated by ship trade. This expansive era is responsible for the massive exodus from Europe to the Americas and the foundations of a truly global economy. The Age of Sail is also remembered for its destructive impact, as it dictated the slave trade through Europe and North America.