This attractive place, situated on the Northern coast of Matanzas, had been until now, a quite retreat.
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Background: This attractive place, situated on the Northern coast of Matanzas, had been until now, a quite retreat. That habitat tranquillity has been altered during the last few days with the extraordinary work that has been carried out by the workers of the MICONS (Ministry of Construction), who are in charge of building the installations for those who want to leave... They will leave from here..
This is the yacht "Mayda" which came to take the first passengers. It came from Key West, Florida manned by Juan Valdes Rodriguez and Bartolome Rosales. Cuban fisherman residing in Florida. They came with their yacht to carry back 17 persons: five men, seven women and five children. Those who wished so, were taken to the Red Coach Restaurant in Varodero where they had lunch. All the persons that were to leave were vaccinated by doctor Gil Montelongo and Emilio Reyes of the International Health Control at Matanzas. The prospective passengers received cigarettes and cigars. The two men who had brought the yacht received a pair of boots such as they had come barefooted.
Upon leaving Rosales expressed his appreciation for the attentive treatment received from the authorities as he added that he, as well as his relatives had received all kinds of facilities for the transacting of the proceedings necessary previous to their departure.