Rooster, the lighthouse keeper at Half Moon Caye, 2005. Also photo of old lighthouse
Following text by Hector Silva:
BE MY GUEST ON A TRIP BEYOND THE REEF, where the sea is dark and cold.
As Minister of Communication in the 1960's, it was my duty to inspect the SEA CHANNELS and LIGHT HOUSES for navigation by ships, into the Belize City and Commerce Bight PORTS.
This Yearly MINISTERIAL inspection was necessary to sign the ADMIRALTY CHART that guaranteed SAFE PASSAGE into our PORTS.
Without this Sovereign guarantee, Insurance Companies and Shipping Companies were reluctant to venture into our Sea Channels.
The Light House on this most beautiful Island, named " HALF MOON CAY, ( because of its shape,) stood on the most Easterly BOUNDARY of Belize. - - It is the most beautiful Island of Belize.
This Half Moon Caye is, the habitat of the famous and most beautiful BOOBY BIRD, IGUANAS, RATS, FRIGATE BIRDS and the famous ZERICOTE TREE and other vegitations.
That old structure is the Old Disabled and Ancient Light House
Photograph by Brian Luepke
Click here to comment on this picture.