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Pinder's Point Lighthouse

Historic Site
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Located in the southwestern settlement of Pinder's Point, this lighthouse was built In the late 1700s to early 1800s to warn mariners of their proximity to the rocky 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.

Accessibility Notes

Persons with mobility impairments and those in a wheelchair should be careful when moving around the site, which is just off a dirt road.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed, but they should be on a leash.

Time Period Represented

Late 1700s to early 1800s.

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Seasons Open

Year Round

Pricing

None