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Cayman Catboat Club Returns to Whitehall Bay


Cayman Islands

Cayman's traditional sailing vessel, the catboat, is enjoying a revival - and a new home - thanks to the Cayman Catboat Club. Over the past fourteen years, the Club has worked hard to raise awareness of the importance of the catboat to the history of the Cayman Islands and preserve its cultural legacy, and in April 2013, the Catboat Club will return to its original home in Whitehall Bay, George Town.

Its historic Clubhouse, which was badly damaged during Hurricane Ivan, has been rebuilt as a permanent base for the Club. Using the old frame of the house, new features include a maritime museum; a builder’s workshop where the public can watch catboats being made; and an authentic caboose. In their heyday, catboats were a common sight in George Town Harbour. As times progressed, however, their numbers dwindled. The restoration of the Clubhouse is a significant step towards bringing the history and heritage of the traditional vessel alive again.

To learn more, contact Club President Jerris Miller at or visit the Whitehall Bay Clubhouse, located next to Lobster Pot restaurant on North Church Street, George Town.

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