Hope Town Lighthouse, Great Abaco Island

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Out Islands
Hope Town Lighthouse remains one of the few kerosene-fueled and one of three manually operated lighthouses in the world. Built from masonry in 1862 and standing 27 m (89 ft) tall, the tower sports horizontal red-and-white stripes. Its light, which is hand operated, is visible from 43 km (23 mi) away. The lighthouse features a weight mechanism, which the light keeper has to crank every few hours in order to maintain the light, which flashes every 15 seconds. Make Hope Town Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Sandy Point vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sandy Point trip planner .
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  • This was a very neat lighthouse and the views are unbelievable. Definitely put this lighthouse down as one of your To Do lists!  more »
  • This is a must see attraction. It provides a great view of Hope Town and the surrounding area. There is a lot of history behind the light house and getting it built (locals didn't want it because they...  more »
  • Went as group of 12. Nice, short excursion up the tower. Was really nice view overlooking the Sea of Abaco and Hope Town. Be prepared to walk the equivalent of 6-7 flights of stairs. Can be done easil...  more »
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  • We took our Boy Scout Troop to the Bahama's and while there, we stopped at the Lighthouse. It was wonderful. The Scouts loved it and the view was spectacular!
  • This was a great lighthouse. I loved the view from the top. Awesome that it is open to the public.
  • Fantastic Christmas and New Years Block Party bring in the 2017 from Hopetown. Very festive. Visit Sip Sip, the beach and the town and the light house
  • Wonderful location if you want to get away from crowds and tourists. Makes for a very peaceful and off the grid vacation.
  • I thought the lighthouse was very interesting and would suggest going if you are near by

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