Aerial view of Caye Caulker and the split, 1989, view from the northwest
The Split was actually just a small channel you could have walk across. Fishermen and boat owners decided to make it wider to make the distance nearer from the east side to west side of the island. In October 31st, Hurricane Hattie was the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclone of the 1961 Atlantic hurricane season, reaching a peak intensity equivalent to that of a Category 5 hurricane. With more hurricanes along the years divided the island into two. North side and South side.
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