Elbow Cay Lighthouse, Great Abaco Island

#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Out Islands
Elbow Cay Lighthouse remains one of the few kerosene-fueled and one of three manually operated lighthouses in the world. Built from masonry in 1862 and standing 27 m (89 ft) tall, the tower sports horizontal red-and-white stripes. Its light, which is hand operated, is visible from 43 km (23 mi) away. The lighthouse features a weight mechanism, which the light keeper has to crank every few hours in order to maintain the light, which flashes every 15 seconds. Make Elbow Cay Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Great Abaco Island vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Great Abaco Island trip planner .
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  • AWESOME, so much history and a feat of structural engineering, a donation to visit or climb the inside stairs, excellent view or photo opportunity, walk over to the Lighthouse Marina for a room rental...  more »
  • The Elbow Cay Lighthouse is one of only three manual lighthouses left in the world. It has a weight mechanism that has to be hand cranked every several hours.  more »
  • We were in the Abacos for 8 days, this was our favorite place by far. Hope to stay here if we're ever back in the Abacos.
  • OMG! friggen quaint and beautiful!
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