Big News from Little House by the Ferry

If you’ve been reading Little House by the Ferry for a while, you know I started it in 2013 to track our progress as Tom and I restored Fish Hooks.

In the years since, we’ve written about all sorts of things, though for the most part, our focus remained Green Turtle Cay.

Fish Hooks Cottage (shown here in 2013) was the original inspiration for this blog

But on September 1, 2019, everything changed. Dorian – the most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall in the Bahamas – took direct aim at Abaco, devastating many communities, including Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay, Man-O-War, Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Cooper’s Town.

Hundreds were killed or remain missing. Many Abaconians lost everything. Almost everyone lost something. It was evident that our Abaco family and friends faced a monumental task in rebuilding their lives, livelihoods and communities. Tom and I knew we wanted to help, but how? 

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…

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