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Great Inagua Lighthouse at Sunset
Great Inagua Lighthouse
The Staircase inside Great Inagua Lighthouse
View of the town from inside Great Inagua Lighthouse
View of the town from inside Great Inagua Lighthouse

Great Inagua reportedly has the reputation of experiencing the first act of piracy in The Islands of The Bahamas in 1713

In subsequent years, many ships were wrecked in the reefs along the island's shoreline, and in 1870 The English Crown selected the island as a location for a lighthouse to be built in order to prevent such incidents. It is now one of only three remaining kerosene-burning lighthouses in The Bahamas and has resident lighthouse keepers who tend its flame and hand-crank it every two hours.

The classic all-white structure towers 113 feet (34.44 meters) and offers visibility to 17 miles (27.35 kilometers). A climb up the lighthouse offers amazing panoramic views of nearby Matthew Town and its environs.

Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Time Period Represented: Late 1800s

Seasons Open: Yea Round

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

This site is not suitable for persons with mobility impairments or those in wheelchairs.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are permitted, but mush be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Wendall (Avvy) Mortimer
Gregory Street, Matthew Town, IN

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 21.065607000
Longitude: -73.323708000
Elevation: 13 FT (4 M)
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