Columbus describes Graham's Harbour in his diaries as large enough "to hold all the ships of Christendom." A former U.S. Navel Base near the harbor houses the Gerace Research Centre, previously known as the Bahamian Field Station. The GRC is a center for academic research in archaeology, biology, geology, and marine sciences, backed by The College of the Bahamas and affiliated with many U.S. universities. It provides accommodations, meals, and air transportation arrangements
for students and researchers from all over the world who come to study in this unique environment.