Palm City Resident Restoring Historic Bahamian Lighthouse
It’s Palm City [Florida] resident Annie Potts’ dream that the historic Elbow Reef Lighthouse in the Bahamas will remain a beacon of hope forever.
On Wednesday, Potts, who also is the director of the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society, flew from Witham Field to Elbow Cay, Abaco, to continue her restoration on the relic.
She was greeted by three, 4-foot high, 2-foot wide, diamond-shaped pieces of clear glass that will replace old paneling on the lighthouse’s lantern room. The glass was shipped from the Port of Palm Beach on Tuesday, Potts said.
“Lighthouses are a very important part of Bahamian history and culture,” Potts said. “It’s worth keeping it as active history. It needs to be maintained.
“So many people go there to see it. It’s an icon around the world.”
Elbow Reef Light Station, which is in the Hope Town district of Abaco, was built in 1864 by the British and is the last of its kind in a dying breed, Potts said.abaco, history, travel