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Dead whale washed up on the reef
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Dead whale washed up on the reef
Here's an incident only old-time Belizeans will remember. A dead whale washed up on the reef somewhere. A fisherman towed it into town and it was hoisted out of the water by the little crane at the customs wharf. The entire city came out to look, for none of us had ever seen a real whale before.

The name on the boat is BEB, but I don't remember that one. Note the large numbers painted on the side identifying her as BH160. This was a WWII requirement so that patrolling aircraft could recognize boats at sea just by looking up the numbers.

Photograph by Neal Fraser             
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