Sunrise at a Roatan Shipwreck
Folklore tells that a Panama Boat Steaming in from Columbia went aground in the 1970's, and that it was full of contra ban, you know the stuff of myth and legends.
Some claim that the ship was involved in the Nicaraguan Revolution and then abandoned for reasons still unexplained. Others claim the ship had a cargo of lumber and ran aground in a storm. The lumber was off-loaded in a futile attempt to save the ship, and then collected by local residents. This they claim is how the islanders built the first wooden structures along the shores of Roatan.
As you take the ferry to La Ceiba it is easy to see the rusting hulk of this ship in the shallow waters of Dixon Cove.
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