The Southern Out Islands Sights

Dixon Hill Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's Review

A couple of miles south of Graham's Harbour stands Dixon Hill Lighthouse. Built around 1856, it's the last hand-operated lighthouse in the Bahamas. The lighthouse keeper must wind the apparatus that projects the light, which beams out to sea every 15 seconds to a maximum distance of 19 miles, depending on visibility. A climb to the top of the 160-foot landmark provides a fabulous view of the island, which includes a series of inland lakes. The keeper is present 24 hours a day. Knock on his door and he'll take you up to the top and explain the machinery. Drop $1 in the box when you sign the guest book on the way out.

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Cockburn Town, San Salvador Island, Bahamas

Published 09/28/2015


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