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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  • This is one on the last working kerosene lighthouses in the world. it shows all the mechanism and runs like a clock. A fascinating visit not to be missed.  more »
  • 110 steps to the top. Could see the entire island. Kinda tricky to find but worth the adventure. Would highly recommend the light house.  more »
  • This was absolutely beautiful and a fun activity for the family. The steps are narrow and winding but the view is the thing that will take away your breath. Cute gift shop on the property as well. Def...  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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