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Located in the southwestern settlement of Pinder's Point, this lighthouse was built In the late 1700s to early 1800s to warn mariners of their proximity to the rocky coastlines and treacherous shoals. Ships sailing anywhere near the island were able to determine their location through the lighthouse's beacon. Each day at dusk, Mr. Samuel Pinder, a descendant of Pinder's Point, would light the torch that would burn throughout the night and at daybreak he would extinguish it. With the onset of technology, the lighting system became electronic, and the lighthouse continued to served its purpose until ships were equipped with radars.

Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Time Period Represented: Late 1700s to early 1800s.

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

Persons with mobility impairments and those in a wheelchair should be careful when moving around the site, which is just off a dirt road.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed, but they should be on a leash. 

For More Information, Contact:

Ministry of Tourism-Grand Bahama Island

Poinciana Drive, P. O. Box F-40251, Freeport, FP
(242) 350-8600 · fax (242) 352-2714

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

Latitude: 26.507310000
Longitude: -78.758781000
Elevation: 12 FT (4 M)
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