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Hope Town Lighthouse, Great Abaco Island

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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. See Hope Town Lighthouse and all Marsh Harbour has to offer by arranging your trip with our Marsh Harbour travel itinerary maker.
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  • Hope Town Lighthouse is the last kerosene burning lighthouse in the world and that alone makes is worth the visit. But after climbing the not to many stair one see the real star of the tour, the view....  more »
  • The climb wasn't too bad and the views were well worth the climb....definite must see! Check out the gift shop and support this landmark.  more »
  • 9 of us toured it and we all enjoyed it. You must climb the stairs to appreciate the beauty of the area. Last manned kerosene powered lighthouse in the world. Please buy something from the gift shop b...  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!
  • 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
  • This was a great lighthouse. I loved the view from the top. Awesome that it is open to the public.
  • 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