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The Bangor Galley is one of the few discovered wrecks at Lighthouse Reef after it stranded on the shallow cayes and reefs.
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The Bangor Galley, lost in 1719, off presently submerged Sandbore Caye was a small merchantman coming from Jamaica to Belize with Owner-Captain Nathaniel Uring. Uring discusses errors made by his pilot which led to the loss of his ship. They apparently salvaged what they could and made a base at Half Moon Caye. As Uring relates, they were trying to save the bread, and be was trying to get the crew to help and this was his comment: "they would not give themselves the Trouble to preserve it; such unthinking, ungovernable Monsters are Sailors, when once from under Command." The following other quotation probably typifies a seafaring merchantman's sentiments at losing his ship. "and sat down to rest with an aking Heart, not SO much for fear of my Life, as for the Loss of my Fortune, though the Thumping of the Ship against the Rocks, and the Sea breaking violently upon us, the Sails fluttering with the Wind, and the ill Government of the Seamen, were enough to shock a stout hearted Man; so that I passed the remaining Part of the Night in melancholy Reflections ".
Uring made it to Half Moon Caye where he set up a base camp. He built a raft and finally made it to Belize City, surviving the attempt of his pilot to start a wreck-island based mutiny. He did leave same chickens to breed on the island of Half Moon Caye.
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Green Parrot Resort is a small resort located in southern Belize. We have 8 cabanas, restaurant, and bar. We provide a great location for diving the worlds second longest barrier reef. The area is also popular for whale shark dives.We have been in Belize for 15 years. We have worked with most of the dive companies in the Placencia area and we will make sure that you get connected with the type of company that will best suit your diving needs. We also arrange fishing tours. We have our own bar and restaurant to serve you after dive needs.
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