Loki Lego Launch 2.0 is a Go

I’ll be the first to admit this story has absolutely nothing to do with Abaco or Green Turtle Cay, but I hope you’ll find it as fascinating and inspirational as I do.

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The Yeungstuff Space Program in Action

If you live in central Washington state, go outside shortly after 10:00 a.m. and look up. You might just spot the second launch of the Yeungstuff Space Program.

Loki Lego Launcher 2.0, the ballooncraft that will be launched at approximately 10:00 a.m. P.D.T., was created by Rebecca and Kimberly Yeung, daughters of my friends Winston and Jen.You can follow the progress of today’s flight HERE and HERE. Continue reading

James Mastin: Champion of Bahamian Culture

Bahamians lost a true champion of their national history and culture with the passing of James (“Jim”) Mastin in Miami, Florida this past Sunday.

Champion of Bahamian Culture, James Mastin, has Passed Away

James “Jim” Mastin

Jim was a classically trained artist, sculptor, singer and actor whose decades-long relationship with the Bahamas resulted from a chance meeting with Bahamian artist Alton Lowe in Miami in 1975.

With their shared interests in art and history, the two became fast friends and remained so for more than four decades.

In 1976, Jim assisted Alton in establishing Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum. The following year, he sang with the late Kayla Lockhart Edwards and the Bahamas Police Band at Island Roots Heritage Festivals held in Green Turtle Cay and Key West, celebrating the common roots of these sister cities. Continue reading

Daily Photo – July 25, 2016

Green Turtle Cay Historic Photo

Photo from the collection of Carolyn (Albury) Diedrick.

This Museum Monday photo is from my mom’s collection. It’s interesting for two reasons.

First, it shows where the road from town used to end — the concrete steps leading to the school would be to the right of this photo. On the far left is the property opposite the school on which the teacher’s residence was built and where the Green Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire Station stands today.

Second, it features a current resident of the cay, who I hope will forgive me for posting this. Can you guess who he is? And can anyone identify the young lady?

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