Conch harvest with Ramon Badillo in 1971 or so
Ramon was a fisherman and when tourism started he was the first one to have a Glass Bottom boat, named Simbad, and he had it for many years. In 2000 Hurricane Keith destroyed his boat.
Unfortunately, he passed away in 2001. Melly Badillo that works at Sueno del Mar office is one of his daughthers. His grandaugther Raquel Badillo is Ms. San Pedro. The dock in the backgroud is the old Paradise Hotel, pictures on the beach in front of the cementery.
These pictures show conch harvest, and you can see the piles of shells in the background..they were a constant..
Photographs by JD Schulz Lowe
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