Location of the ferry to and from Crooked Island; its schedule
coincides with flights at Colonel Hill airport.
The number of church steeples and dance halls are a testament
to the townspeople's creative ability to make the most out of both
Acklins' capital and the location of Outside Kitchen, a stonehouse
ruin smothered by flowering bushes.
The interpretation of the name is left to the imagination; this "town" is
just a few houses and some bushes.
Sleeping remains of plantation rock walls reflect the atmosphere
of the town.
Castle Island, off the southwest tip of Acklins has a conspicuous
1867 lighthouse once used as the retreat of pirates who attacked
ships in the nearby passage. Sailors might also want to check out
the Mira Por islets and the Samana Cays.
Exploring Crooked Island
Bird Rock Lighthouse
This 112-foot lighthouse built in 1872 stands on the cliffs at
the northern entrance of the Crooked Island Passage. Christopher
Columbus is said to have anchored here for a short period.
Caves of Crooked Island
The stalactites and stalagmites take on unusual forms and shapes,
to some they resemble the ruins of churches and castles.
The highest point on the island with an unmatched view.
Remains of fortifications, including an old cannon, stand as
reminders of the colonial period.
Hope Great House
The house was the centerpiece of a 19th century plantation around
the time of George V of England. Now the ruins are embraced by aloe
and other plants from the orchards and gardens. It is a protected
Bahamas National Trust landmark.
This northern port was the site of The Bahamas' first general
post office; its remaining walls are part of the Pittstown Point
Dive Club at Pittstown Landings.
An ancient British fort, it guards the north entrance of the
Crooked Island Passage.