Bahamas Port Department
This lighthouse is still fueled by kerosene and maintained by a keeper, who still hand winds the clockwork mechanism to rotate the lens. The Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society works for the preservation of the lighthouse - see http://go-abacos.com/news/whatson/whatson_lighth.html or call 242-366-0282 for information.
Tower Height: 89
Height of Focal Plane: 120
Characteristic and Range: Five white flashes every 15 seconds.
Description of Tower: Conical tower with horizontal red and white stripes, with white lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1863
Date Present Tower Built: 1863
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
Elbow Cay is reached via a regular 40-minute ferry service from Great Abaco at Marsh Harbour. Service is three times daily. Call Albury's Ferry Service at 242-367-3147 for more information. The cay's largest settlement is Hope Town, a little village where the lighthouse is located. The lighthouse is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Keepers: Jeffrey Forbes (c. 1960s - 1990s)