Diamond Crystal where the salt factory was in operation

In the 1970's, Diamond Crystal opened an extensive salt plant west of the town called Hard Bargain. Many Long Islanders have stories to tell about the plant, where the majority of Bahamians who wanted to work were employed. The plant was said to have closed in February 1982, due to its main plant in the US filing for bankruptcy.
After the salt plant closed, a shrimp farming company called World Wide Protein (Bahamas) Ltd. moved in, only to close a few years later.
The bridge that led to Diamond Crystal has been completely destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. Person's wishing to visit this area will have to do so by boat.


Off Queen's Highway
Hard Bargain Long Island
Contact Information:
Long Island Tourist Office
(242) 338-8668
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