Elbow Reef Lighthouse 150th Birthday Celebration (1864-2014)
- Jun 27, 2014 - 5:51:55 PM
Hope Town, ABACO, The
Bahamas - Elbow Reef Lighthouse has just turned 150 years old, and is
the last manually-operated kerosene light fueled left in the world.
Lighthouse Society organized an anniversary event on June 24th in commemoration
featuring education talks, tour and exhibits; an art exhibition and art
contest for children; a drink contest for the adults; and much more.
The event which drew close to one thousand was under the theme “150
Years of Keeping The Light On.”
Schooner Bay Featured on Cover of Coastal Living Magazine for The November 2011 Issue
- Oct 26, 2011 - 11:26:04 AM
Schooner Bay Village in
South Abaco and its resident Town Artist ‐ Bahamian Antonius Roberts ‐
are featured this month as the cover story in COASTAL LIVING magazine –
An immensely popular island lifestyle periodical with 1.2 million
readers in the U.S. alone“
The blossoming new harbour village of Schooner Bay as an arts and
Bahamian lifestyle destination located in easily accessible South Abaco
Bahamas is showcased this month in one of the US’s premier coastal home
and beach lifestyle magazines. Profiled in the Schooner Bay article is
Bahamian artist and resident town artist – Antonius Roberts. Mr.
Roberts has a home at Schooner Bay aptly named “Post House”, a studio
The history of Moore's Island based on the recollection of native Moore's Islanders
- Aug 31, 2011 - 8:53:36 PM
Moors Island Abaco Bahamas - The Moore's Island archipelago consists of about 10-12 cays
at the edge of the Northwest Providence Channel in the Abaco chain of islands.
Only the largest island is inhabited. The inhabited island of Moors Island has
a total land area of 6.8 sq. miles with an estimated population of 950. On
island settlements comprise of Hard Bargain (the capital) and The Bight. Moors
Island lie some 28 miles (45km) to the northwest of Abaco Island, about 35
miles to the southeast of Grand Bahama Island. The islands are surrounded by
shallow waters. There are two rocks (small cays) called State Rock and Big Rock
situated a couple miles offshore.
State Rock has a lighthouse, to guide ships away from the shallow waters
that surround the island and onto the channel...
Bahamas caves featured in National Geographic
- Jul 19, 2010 - 11:06:30 AM
The blue holes of the Bahamas yield a scientific trove that may even shed light on life beyond Earth. If only they
weren’t so dangerous to explore.
We sink into
Stargate, sweeping the void with our dive lights. Fifty
feet from the surface looms a pale haze, less smoky than fibrous, like a
silvery net of faint, swirling cobwebs hovering motionless in the
darkness. It's a layer of hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas created by
bacterial colonies and decaying organic matter. Divers entering the gas
may experience itching skin, tingling, or dizziness; some smell rotten
eggs as it penetrates their skin and metabolizes through their lungs.
The gas density in Stargate is relatively low, but I'm struck by a wave
of nausea as we descend. I glance at my guide, Brian Kakuk—one of the
world's foremost cave divers. He appears unfazed...
(VIDEO) Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas featured in 'Islands' magazine
- Oct 21, 2009 - 5:25:35 PM
In August 2008, ISLANDS managing editor Chris Tauber visited Green Turtle Cay, nestled in the Abaco Islands in the outskirts of the Bahamas.
Based at the Green Turtle Club and
Marina, he discovered the quiet beaches, explored the intriguing town
of New Plymouth and, of course, ordered the famed Goombay Smash.
Overall, the island is an inviting destination for families looking for
that ideal balance of accessibility and authenticity. Find out more in
the upcoming November 2008 issue of ISLANDS. In the meantime, watch a video
enclosed of Chris' trip...
Bahamas Sinkhole Yields Fossil Treasure Trove
- Dec 4, 2007 - 8:53:05 AM
According to Discovery.com "Divers exploring a water-filled sinkhole in the Bahama Islands recently recovered one of the world's largest and most pristinely preserved collections of animal and plant
from a tropical island.
Like a time machine, the fossils reveal in stages what ecosystems were like on the island of Abaco from periods between 12,000 to 1,000 years ago.
"Their ultra-high quality of preservation puts the fossils in a category all their own," David Steadman, who led the project and is curator of ornithology at the
Florida Museum of Natural History
, told Discovery News..."
The Wild Horses of Abaco
- Oct 22, 2007 - 4:36:19 PM
For years the wild horses of Abaco were thought to be a myth. Animals about whom many stories were told but which were extinct. Actually, the Wild Horses of Abaco are still clinging to a precarious existence on a Preserve in the pine forests of Abaco.
While there are other horses scattered throughout The Bahamas; carriage horses in Nassau, a herd of domestic horses running free on Eleuthera among others, the Abaco Barbs appear to be the only horses in the Bahamas, in fact in the world, with their particular genetic makeup...
Images of beautiful Hope Town, Abaco
- Jul 31, 2007 - 7:48:41 PM
One persons vacation in the beautiful Hopetown, Abaco, The Bahamas. Enjoy wonderful photographs with Santana music. Sunsets, foliage, beaches, home and the famous lighthouse...enjoy and experience....
Diving for ancient, hidden treasures in the Bahamas
- Jul 12, 2007 - 12:11:12 PM
Cave diving in the Bahamas has yielded some ancient finds -- from a 3,000-year-old Cuban crocodile to the shell of a long-extinct tortoise. Cave diving instructor Brian Kakuk was guiding a diver in a blue hole south of Marsh Harbour a few years back when he spotted what appeared to be a turtle shell buried in the sediment about 60 feet deep...
Gotta go to Abaco
- May 4, 2007 - 2:41:44 PM
We came across this article from Yacht Charter Magazine that boasts the beauty of taking a trip to Abaco, written by Michael and Frances Howorth (travel writers). Some nice photos too. "Sip cocktails at sunset, dine on freshly caught fish, and dance into the night to live music"...
Harbour Island, Heavenly hideaway in The Bahamas
- Mar 5, 2007 - 3:11:01 PM
"After rinsing the pale pink sand from her feet and those of her two towheaded toddlers with water from a coconut-shell ladle, the tall tanned blonde in the fluttering ochre pareu and Gucci glasses barely broke stride as she registered the face of one of the world's most famous rockers, who was sitting on the terrace at Sip Sip restaurant. Mick Jagger might have been enjoying a lobster quesadilla and a beer out front, but on Harbour Island he's safe from gawkers and autograph seekers."
Teens Study Dolphins & Whales of Abaco Island
- Mar 11, 2006 - 12:09:39 PM
Spend ten days in the Bahamas tracking and monitoring whales and dolphins to help conserve these animals globally and locally.
Marine scientist Diane Claridge and acoustic scientist Charlotte Dunn (both of
Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey) are studying whales and dolphins in this area to find out how many live there, where they live, and whether we can track individuals using their vocalizations. This information will contribute to a conservation and management plan for the area, and will provide data on deep-diving whales that are most vulnerable to military sonars.
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