The Elbow Reef Lighthouse (ca. 1863) is one
of the last mechanically operated, kerosene-powered
lighthouses in the world. Its small mantle and powerful Fresnel lenses (right), which are turned by hand-cranked weights, generate a beam of light
visible for almost 20 miles.http://essayshark.com/
Views from the top of the Lighthouse
are spectacular. In this photo (taken looking
east) Horizons can be seen to the right of center
atop the dune overlooking the Atlantic ocean.
view of Hope Town Harbour on Elbow Cay looking
The post office, court, police station and jail are from British colonial days.
Lifelong Hope Town resident, Winer Malone, still makes Abaco Dinghies by hand.
Local houses are a typical
blend of Colonial New England and island styles.