On St George's Caye there is the story of Quaco's Head, which was found hanging by the Lind property, now the Smith property, located at the northernmost tip of St George's Caye in Fishermen Town. The stories tell of this head propped up on the gate posts entering the property. It is reported that Quaco was a Spaniard and the residents at the time displayed the head to ward off the Spanish from attacking St George's Caye.
Interestingly in the Bay of Fundy, in New Brunswick, Canada there is also an area known as Quaco's Head along the coast. There the word Quaco means "Haunt of the Hooded Seal" in a First Nation's Language, of which there are more than 30.
Was Quaco the name of a Spaniard? An ancient Maya/Spanish/Creole word? Is there a relation between St George's Caye and the Bay of Fundy we are unaware of?
If anyone has any other pieces of the story to add, please do share!
Lind house at the end of Fisherman Town. Courtesy Linda Bowman
Quaco Head Lighthouse circa 1935
Hooded seal from Bay of Fundy area, their range does not extend into the Caribbean.