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"Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye #420372
10/29/11 02:47 PM
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I always thought this was a reference to the nasty biting insects, but is it in fact a corruption of Miskito?

Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420374
10/29/11 03:09 PM
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San Antonio TX and Seine Bight...
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Yes, named for the indigenous people living there.

Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420385
10/29/11 05:18 PM
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However we started calling the area on Ambergris Caye Mosquito Coast after a portion of the movie featuring Harrison Ford was filmed there back in the '80's.

Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420403
10/30/11 07:35 AM
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Learned something new!

Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420413
10/30/11 08:38 AM
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A lot of old maps show Belize/Hondurans as Miskito Coast after the people who lived there...that spoke Miskitu!...not to be confused with Sandflyjese :-)


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Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420414
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And mosquito:

Mosca = refers to common house fly in Spanish

Mosquito = little fly in Spanish

Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420419
10/30/11 09:14 AM
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Did anyone ever read the book Mosquito Coast or watch the movie? The movie is cool as you will recognize a few of the extras. My favorite still is Sir Barry.

Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420420
10/30/11 09:24 AM
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Harrison Ford was a very scarry daddy in that one.

Having seen it long before moving here, I missed the fun of knowing the extras. Good reason to watch it again!

Legend also has it that the book was modeled on a real family journey that transpired in British Honduras ......


Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: PROBUS] #420424
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I thought the movie was very dark. Shortly after I moved here I was loaned the book. I thought it much better than the film and was raving about it to Nurse Natalie who said "that was my father." She told me that Harrison Ford visited her mother, Miss Peggy.


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Re: "Mosquito Coast" on Ambergris Caye [Re: Amanda Syme] #420455
10/30/11 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Amanda Syme
Did anyone ever read the book Mosquito Coast or watch the movie?


Does anyone have a copy of the movie they could lend?

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