the remains of
Adderley Plantation and the graves of the slaves cemetery.
||Gas station/Groceries store in one.
Just south of Deadman's cay is Buckleys.
Island Library and Museum: chronicles the islands
history and culture.
tel/fax = 242-337-0500 Museum hours M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm,
after one of Christopher Columbus' ships. It hosts a wonderful beach
that stretches 3 miles of fine white sand.
Caves: Now on private property these
caves were once used by the Lucayan Indians. Call Leonard Cartwright
for a guided tour 242-337-0235
farming and fishing are what goes on in Cartwrights.
Father Jerome Hawes (-1956) built two churches worth visiting,
"St. Paul's, an
Angelic church and St. Peters
a roman catholic church. Why two different religions? Father Jermone
Hawes changed his religion.
Town has one of the prettiest harbors in the Bahamas.
This is the reason why cruise ships such as the American Canadian
Caribbean Line's Niagara Prince and Mayan Price anchors in Clarence
Town is the island's capital.
Government's packing house is in Clarence Town.
It is here that once a week the mail boat collects produce brought
to the packing house by the farmers in the area. The farmers sell
the produce to the Government and in the local market.
Slave Canal: Slaves brought in by the Loyalists
built this canal. The purpose was to allow water from the ocean
to flow into the ponds to make salt.
Headquarters are located in Clarence Town.
||Tourist Center is located here. Great for obtaining
new maps of the island.
Cove is south of Deans. If going south, turn left at the pink building
to go to the world's deepest blue hole
(663 ft). This is the world's 2nd
largest underwater cavern. To dive the blue hole you
can e-mail: email@example.com.
of the islanders live in Deadman's Cay, this is the main settlement
and the largest town in Long Island.
Deadman's Cay Airport.
has 2 tunnels. One tunnel leads to the ocean and had never been
fully explored. You can view 2 old Indian drawings on the wall.
Deadman's Cay Cave: look for the native drawings on the
St. Athanatius Church from 1929.
Cay Sponge Company: Sponge harvesting that is exported
around the world. You can also find sponges on the beach at our
morbid name, 'Deadman's Cay' is said to have come from
when the dead were buried in a nearby cay just off shore from
Plantation Ruins. Dunmore was named for a former governor,
Lord Dunmore, of The Bahamas. His former slave plantation lies
in ruins here. It is situated on a hill overlooking the sea on
three sides. Six gateposts, a house with two fireplaces containing
drawings of ships on the wall and an indication of a wheel that
was once used is all that remains. To get here turn towards the ocean (left if going south) on the road that has 4 garbage cans with white lattice around them. Take the road in 1/2 mile then turn a abrupt right hand turn to the beach houses.. You will see Dunmore Plantation at the end of this road up on the hill.
Cave: This cave was once lived in by Indians and later
used by buccaneers as an occasional hideaway.
Assumption Catholic Church.
||Fords is known for it's white sandy beach with crystal
clear waters and is one of the island's best swimming areas. It
is located north of Mortimers.
Landing. Long Island was the 3rd island Columbus landed
on during his first voyage. You can climb a rocky hill up to a monument
which stands on the cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The inscription
on the monument reads, "The monument is dedicated to the gentle
peaceful and happy Aboriginal people of Long Island, The Lucayans,
and to the arrival of Christopher Columbus on October 17, 1492."
at the most southern end of Long Island, if you are into hog hunting
or goat rearing, this town is for you. Gordon's has
a wonderful beach.
Woods Cotton Plantation Ruins are found in Grays. Grays
is known for sheep farming.
Cay Bay is a shallow bay where you can swim to the island
of Guana Cay located (500 ft off shore). Curly-tailed iguanas live
here that you can hand-feed. You can also snorkel over to the wreck
of an old freighter in about 15 ft of water.
of the Bahamas largest
is located in Hamilton's.
Bargain used to be the site of a huge salt operation called Diamond
Crystal Salt Co.
which produced salt. It was then purchased by a shrimp breeding
farm called World Wide protein LTD which closed in the 1970's. >Renter
review, Turn right after Morrisville school hard to find but worth
it. - Tom and Beah
|| A privately held island.
cove is a blue hole with a small beach. Coral Reefs lie just off
shore. To get here take the road with all the real estate for sale signs on it going to the Pacific side of the island (left).
You can find Taylor's Plantation
off Lockabar. it is past the fishing ring, look for the trail.
town is all about boating. A fishing town with traditional Regatta
boat building and the place where Rupert Knowles was raised
(the person who started the Regatta and a legendary boat builder).
here for a another view of Thompson Bay (you can see our villa here).
find a school, a cemetary and an old whitewashed church here.
|Morris: North of Salt Pond
||The town of Morris is named afer John Morris who married Susanna Ferguson in October of 1785. In the early 1790's the Morris' obtained three land grants: 102 acres at the Atlantic side, 240 acres which now has Queens highway cutting it into two, and a western portion with 300 acres known at Morris's Settlement. John and Susanna had one daughter named Louisa Margaret Morri,s born July 15, 1790. Louisa died at 3 1/2 years from the Bahamas Island wide influenza. The grave location is a tourist site on Long Island as Louisa Margaret Morris was one of the youngest land grant settlers of Long Island. The location is called Morris' Tomb and Grave Marker. Her father purchased a grave marker from England and installed it onto Louisa's pyramid tomb. Shortly thereafter, John Morris died and was buried with his daughter. Inscribed on the marble stone is the following: "when soon consumed with convuls'd Fevers fires helpless she stretch'd her little hands and died. So droop'd Louisa fair and young, 'Tws Heaven's decree, it's will be done."
Susanna Ferguson-Morris then returned with her parents (who also owned a plantation on Long Island) to Nassau. This ended the three generations of Ferguson-Morris on Long Island.
is the site of the Cartwright
Duho Cave where 3 Lucayan duhos (ceremonial Stools)
were found by Carlton Cartwright in 1988. Call Leonard Cartwright
for a guided tour 242-337-0235
Cay is an uninhabited island joined to the mainland by
a short bridge across a creek.
Cay is the site of the model boat regatta in October
with a barbecue and volleyball tournament.
community is known for it's straw works. It is one of the few towns
located on the east side of the island as most people prefer the
calmer west side of the island. Turn at sign labeled Crossroads.
Town is only about .5 of a mile in.
Cave: one of the largest caves in the
Bahamas (1500 ft). with stalagmites, stalactites, lucayan artifacts,
and a stone walkway with saltwater on one side and fresh water
on the other. Call Leonard Cartwright for a tour 242-337-0235.
||Take the newer larger road to the left and drive to
the end. Park the car and walk down this treaturous road. When you
get to the beach you will see Guana Cay. During low tide you can
snorkle over to the island where you can bird watch. Careful not
to step on the eggs the birds have laid on the sand.
Island Regatta (held in mid- May). Our villa is the
place to stay during the Regatta.
If you have an interest in sailboats the Regatta is for you. Sailboats
participating in the Regatta
will pass right by our villa to get to Salt Pond (which is on
the other side of the peninsula our villa is located on). You
can enjoy the view from our Lanai. The Regatta is a big four day
festival event held in Salt Pond where Bahamians build their own
sail boats by hand and compete in the event. Bands play during
the event and rum is served. Another viewing option to is to walk
down the driveway and straight across the road to the Bahamian
Village (as of today Bahamian Village is not open but they hope
to have a hot dog stand open during the Regatta where you can
sit down under a hut to watch the Regatta). You can also walk
to Salt Pond and board a spectator boat in for a close -up view
of the action. The Regatta was
started in 1967 by a boat lover named Rupert Knowles. Mr. Knowles
has long since passed away in 1986 however, his relatives are
still found on the island and his Regatta lives on. He is the
grandfather of Judy Knowles (Judy owns a furniture store in Deadman's
Cay). Judy opens up a bar area in the back of her furniture store
during the Regatta. His son, Mac built a Regatta winner boat named
Rupert's Legend in honor of his dad.
Pond is the mail commercial node of Long Island.
A small lobster fleet business is based here
as well as a fish processing plant.
boat 'Sherice M' arrives from Nassau weekly and the locals
will gather for the occasion.
Pond was named after the numerous salt ponds in this area.
There is also a couple of caves in Salt Pond.
Boat Fest takes place at Bridge Beach near Seymours in
Newton cay each August, call Alvin Smith for details 242-338-5273
Look for the sign leading to the Columbus
Memorial (a 15 ft concrete and iron obelisk). This
is a long treck in by foot up a steep hill, so wear your walking
Peter's Anglican Church and a Methodist
Behind the post office is a small stone jail still
bearing the sign 'HER MAJESTY's PRISON' but no longer in use.
is one of the oldest towns on Long Island. It is the main town
at the northern end of the island. It was named after a family
who lived here in the 17th century according to local Mario Simms,
who owns the Blue
Chip Restaurant. Mario is a decendant of the original Simms
family. The Simms were into farming and up until 7 years ago (around
2002, they even grew pineapples). Mario feels that the younger
generation no longer wanted to take up farming and went into becoming
lawyers and doctors instead. Ivy Simms,
a direct decedent of this family started a designer straw craft
Marais was once an upscale residential community built on
a hill overlooking the breezy rocky shoreline of the Atlantic
Ocean. Although the homes are now older, the view is still spectacular.
The beach is not protected by reefs so the waters can be sometime
turbulent producing sever undertows (so we don't recommend swimming
here). Have a quaint lunch Stella Marais Resort.
The entire community lies on the old Adderly
cotton Plantation. The cotton fields were purchased by a German
developer in the 1960's which became Stella Marais Resort. The
ruins consist of a group of 3 buildings and a small cemetery.
by Loves beach. See
remains of what is said to be the oldest church on Long Island are
located in The Bight, called St. Mary's
Angelican Church built by the Spanish in the 1600's.
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