One day two men were fishing from a canoe between the big rock at Onion Bay and Palm
Island. They saw a big fish swimming towards them and the older man said to the other much
younger man not to spear it as it was a sacred old man Barracuda. The young man did not
listen and speared the big fish. It was very strong and pulled the canoe past Barber Island and
into Onion Bay where they tried to pull the fish in. Their wives could see what was happening
from the shore and begged the men to let the fish go but the Barracuda overturned the canoe
and the men drowned. They were turned into the reef at Onion Bay.