Today, We Remember

I had prepared a blog post for today, the first anniversary of Hurricane Dorian. In it, I described the depth of pain and loss suffered by so many, and the struggles and frustrations faced by Abaconians over the past year.  

But you know what? Today is not the day for that.

Today, we remember and honour the lives lost, including those whose names or fates we will never know. We send love and condolences to all who knew and loved them. They will never be forgotten.

Daily Photo – August 27, 2020

Thanks to Thomas Bowers, who came to Green Turtle Cay to help repair the teacher’s residence and other structures, for today’s photo.

A number of folks have asked, and as you can see, the No Name Cay pigs are doing well following Dorian. And while Big O’s Bar & Restaurant suffered some storm damage, they are back up and running – subject to Covid-related shutdowns…

An SOS from the Albert Lowe Museum

Eleven months after Hurricane Dorian, Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum is issuing an urgent plea for help to repair the extensive damage it sustained during the Category 5+ storm.

Thankfully, both the main house and the outside kitchen – two of Abaco’s oldest remaining structures – survived the hurricane. Unfortunately, however, both were critically damaged.   

Albert Lowe Museum, before Hurricane Dorian

Several large holes were left in the museum’s year-old cedar-shingled roof and half of the kitchen building roof (also new) is simply gone. 

Albert Lowe Museum, post Hurricane Dorian (February 2020)

At the height of Dorian’s assault, the western shutters on the museum’s second floor blew out and a number of windows were broken, allowing more water into the building.  

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