I’m excited to announce that we’re introducing Those Who Stayedin Nassau on Saturday, June 10 with a book signing at Logos Bookstore.
Having been a Logos customer for years, I’m beyond thrilled that my own book will now be part of their great Bahamian history section. Plus, I’m looking forward to meeting some of you Green Turtle Cay and Abaco descendants at the event and discussing our shared ancestry!
A tip for Little House by the Ferry readers — Logos is now accepting pre-orders for the book. Given the volume of inquiries we’ve had, and since I’m bringing a limited number of books with me, I’d recommend that you drop by the store as soon as you can and get your order in.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Logos at (242) 394-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, you can always contact me directly.
I’d be grateful if you’d forward this blog post to anyone you think might be interested in Those Who Stayed, or in attending the June 10 event at Logos.
Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum, Green Turtle Cay
It’s Museum Monday! Today’s photo shows Captain Roland Roberts (left) and Harold Lowe with a large turtle. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, turtle fishing was a lucrative occupation. Whereas a full day’s work earned a Green Turtle Cay labourer less than two shillings, one hawksbill turtle shell could bring in £8-10.
As I recently wrote, you’ll spot hints of Green Turtle Cay’s history all around. One glimpse into the past can be found right in the center of town. Across from the basketball court is a small pink building, with stone stairs that seem to lead nowhere. It’s the old New Plymouth gaol.
Photo courtesy of the Island Roots Heritage Festival organizing committee
Today’s Museum Monday image is from the mid-1900s, and shows Mrs. Shirley Roberts in front of the Bahamas Airways office. Bahamas Airways operated a seaplane service between Nassau and Green Turtle Cay from the late 1940s to the late 1950s.