Monument to Fishermen

In October of 1988, the community of Cherokee Sound built a monument dedicated to the Cherokee fishermen and their smacks (locally-made fishing boats). The people of this community once thrived from the fishing industry and distinguished themselves by carrying five sails rather than the usual seven on their fishing smacks. Scripted on the monument is information dating back from the mid 1800's to the late 1950's that includes the history of the fishing industry in that community, the names of the fishermen who drowned during a fishing trip, and the names of the smacks operating during that century.

Location:
Bahamas
Contact Information:
Ms. Wynsome Ferguson
(242) 367-3067
wferguson@bahamas.com