Bob,Bob Murdoch said:When I was in Golfito in 1958, we did not get any days off on the beach. One night in Kingston, then round the coast picking up bananas followed by passengers, then back to UK
Lovely ship though
Think "Golfito" may have called at her name-sake port on her maiden voyage. I believe she was accorded 'freedom of the town', and that a certificate hung in the passengers entrance area.Ron Stringer said:Bob,
The thread refers to the port of Golfito in Costa Rica, and not E & F's "ss Golfito" (my first ship in 1960). The smaller 12-passenger skin boats often went to Golfito to load bananas but I don't believe that either of the larger 99-passenger vessels (Golfito and Camito) ever went there.
I was there in late 83,along the strip in a second floor bar when a local girl brought in an iguana and went about killing it.One of the ABs then proceeded to punch the girl,the iguana ran off and there was a lynch mob after the AB,no more shore leave for him.........have to say the place was my fav place on earth......still things never stand stillIan Highfield said:Hi Kevin R & Andyroo,
Golfito as a working port of call has been virtually closed for years , ever since United Brands pulled out .
The " Club Latino" to the left right outside the dock gates burned to the ground last year .
"Emmas Bar , the Mustang and Banana bars on the strip are derelict yet still stand ( now taken over by crack heads).
The "Pinic Bar" up on the hillside is just a pile of rubble would make a nice site for a hotel as that is the new industry here in Costa Rica Tourism.
Tom from Toms Island piece fully crossed the line 5 or 6 years back but his old boat is still beached there .
How many others of you have memories of this wonderful wild place ? I would like to hear your stories .
My father worked on the Golfito for some time and I would be really interested in looking at your photographs from that period! His name was Eric Hardy.