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The Abacos Sights

Hole-in-the-Wall

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Updated 07/12/2013

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Off the Great Abaco Highway at the turn in the road that takes you to Sandy Point, a rugged, single-lane dirt track leads you to this navigational lighthouse that stands on Great Abaco's southern tip. The lighthouse was constructed in 1838 against local opposition from islanders who depended on salvaging shipwrecks for their livelihood. Over the years the lighthouse has survived sabotage and hurricanes, and was automated in 1995 to continue serving maritime interests.

The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation has leased the site to monitor whale movements and conduct other ocean studies.

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