Hope Town Lighthouse, Great Abaco Island

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#2 of 14 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 Marsh Harbour vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Marsh Harbour trip planner .
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  • The lighthouse is the last remaining kerosene fuelled one in the world. A walk up the many steps is well worth the experience and the view. Free too!  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This is a beautiful lighthouse to visit and the views from the top are spectacular. Very family friendly!
  • Amazing view over Elbow Cay and the nearby Cays. It’s free and it’s worth climbing the 101 steps.
  • Great views and the town is so much fun!
  • Beautiful scenery from the top not much to do here
  • Stunningly beautiful, relaxing, the people are so friendly and welcoming, great off the grid place to lose yourself and forget about the rest of the world.

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