The southern Out Islands of the Bahamas are about as off the grid as you can get. Rocky flat islands, some big some small, all wrapped by dazzling blue water. With a sparse population, islands like Crooked may leave you feeling as if you’re the only person on the Earth. But signs of human ingenuity do make themselves very visible. Welcome to Bird Rock Lighthouse.

This magnificent structure stands 112 feet above sea level and is situated on a cay just off Pittstown Point. It is the northwestern point of Crooked Island, separated from the mainland by a narrow waterway, and serves as a beacon at the northern entrance of the much traveled Crooked Island passage. Construction of the lighthouse started in 1866, and it became operational in 1876.

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Bird Rock Lighthouse – Photo by Authentic Bahamas

Bird Rock Lighthouse

Bird Rock Lighthouse – Photo by Authentic Bahamas

Bird Rock Lighthouse - Photo by Sailfreespirit.blogspot.com

I know I have a lot of sailing people who ready this site, has anyone sailed by or walked the grounds of Bird Rock Lighthouse? If so I would love to hear your story.

Welcome to the real Bahamas.

(Thank you Authentic Bahamas, sailfreespirit and bjornmoerman.com for the fantastic photos.)

Cheers,

RumShopRyan

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