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 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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  • Amazing view over Elbow Cay and the nearby Cays. It’s free and it’s worth climbing the 101 steps.
  • 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.
  • Not only is the Elbow Cay beautiful, this lighthouse is the only manned kerosene lighthouse left in the world. Stop by and enjoy the view from the top. You can see out to all of the nearby islands. It's even free.
  • 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

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