Historic Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

Today’s Museum Monday photo shows the settlement of New Plymouth, as well as Black Sound and, in the distance, Pelican and No Name Cays.

Note that at the time this photo was taken, the Gilliam Bay point, as we know it, did not exist. Above and to the right of the point is a sandbar, to which my grandmother and other older Green Turtle residents recalled walking at low tide to gather shells. Over time, the land between the point and the bar filled in to create what is now the Gilliam Bay point.

This photo is a great reminder of how the shores of the cay ebb and flow over time.


2 thoughts on “Daily Photo – August 15, 2016

  • August 15, 2016 at 4:14 am


    You can clearly see Doc Mendelson’s grass airstrip at the base of Gillam Bay Point. This is about the size it was when I began coming to GTC in the mid – ’70s, as a very young man working on a survey crew. Even then, it was growing.


    • September 12, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Thanks, Reggie. Amazing how fast the point filled in. One wonders what it will do over the next 50 years!



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