Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kilroy was Here in Trinidad!

Many folks will recognize this inquisitive little face, along with the phrase “Kilroy was here”. It’s a little taste of home (for Anne), as this originated at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, MA. According to the history books, the picture and phrase were James Kilroy’s way of denoting that he had finished counting the rivet holes in the ships being built at the yard. This little fellow is drawn on the underside of the dock roof near the nunneries on Chacachacare. The graffiti didn’t say “Kilroy,” but the picture is unmistakable. You can just see Mr Mac anchored across the bay.


  1. He (Kilroy) continues to be the GIs best friend. We have Sightings from The Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It is great to see him in Trinidad too!

  2. I didn't know anyone was keeping track. Very cool!