This lighthouse was built In the late 1700s to early 1800s to warn mariners of their proximity to the craggy coastlines and treacherous shoals. Ships sailing anywhere near the island were able to determine their location through the lighthouse's beacon. Each day at dusk, Mr. Samuel Pinder, a descendant of Pinder's Point, would light the torch that would burn throughout the night and at daybreak he would extinguish it. With the onset of technology, the lighting system became electronic, and the lighthouse continued to served its purpose until ships were equipped with radars. The inlet/creek, located just west of the settlement of Pinder's Point and east of Hepburn Town, was a point of entry to the island of Grand Bahama, and the mail-boat and small vessels would drop anchor here. With the development of the city of Freeport, the creek was dredged and converted to a deep water harbour with the capacity to accommodate any size vessel; formerly called the Freeport Harbour, it is now known as the Lucayan Harbour.  What was once a rugged architectural structure, built from lye and limestone, it became a modern-day cinder-block lighthouse sometime in the mid 1900s. The building was restored in 2009, including repainting, repair of the stairs, replacement and reactivation of the light. With its natural vegetation and spectacular views of the harbour, it is the perfect place to stop a while, sit on a bench and enjoy the surroundings.



Contact Information:
Mr. Nelson Mitchell
(242) 559-7100, (242) 225-8617
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