After WW2, a man with a Catalina seaplane would fly down to the island, fill it with a few thousand pounds of lobster and fly away to Florida
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After WW2, a man with a Catalina seaplane would fly down to the island, fill it with a few thousand pounds of lobster and fly away to Florida

Before they had freezers in Belize, there were several freezer boat including the Betty Jean that came to Belize to purchase lobster. they would pay 1 cent per pound of lobster. the photo above is a Catalina Sea Plane. they called it the flying boat. he would land in front of the town by the municipal pier and would purchase lobster from the fishermen on credit. He would fly to Miami and on his return would pay the fishermen for the last cargo and load up his plane. The last time he was seen was when he took of with 4,000 pounds of lobster, To this date the fishermen have nevver been paid. The Catalina was painted yellow.

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