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Great Inagua Lighthouse

Great Inagua Lighthouse

Great Inagua reportedly has the reputation of experiencing the first act of piracy in The Islands of The Bahamas in 1713. In subsequent years, many ships were wrecked in the reefs along the island's shoreline, and The English Crown selected the island as a location for a lighthouse to be built in the 1800s to prevent such incidents. It used to be one of only three kerosene burning lighthouses in The Bahamas, but it is now automated. The classic all-white structure towers 113 feet (34.44 meters) and offers visibility to 17 miles (27.35 kilometers). A climb up the lighthouse offers amazing panoramic views of nearby Matthew Town and its environs.

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