We Have Liftoff! Those Who Stayed Has Officially Launched

In addition to commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Albert Lowe Museum, An Evening to Remember on January 7 was also the official launch of my coffee table book, Those Who Stayed. I’m pleased to report that it went very, very well!

The Launch of Those Who Stayed - a coffee table book about the history of Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas.

Alton and me at the book signing table

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More Than $10,000 Raised for the Albert Lowe Museum

I’m beyond excited to report that our January 7th anniversary celebration/fundraiser for the Albert Lowe Museum, An Evening to Remember, raised just over $10,000!

Fundraiser for the Albert Lowe Museum raises more than $10,000 towards repairs and upgrades

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A Difficult Goodbye

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Rudolph Victor (“Rudy”) Diedrick
May 8, 1945 – October 22, 2016

If you’re a regular reader of Little House by the Ferry, you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been posting as often as I normally do. I’ve even missed a few weeks’ worth of Daily Photo postings. And while I gave it my best shot, I wasn’t able to complete NaBloPoMo. 

It’s not that I’ve lost interest in the blog. The truth is that on Saturday morning, October 22, my Dad, Rudy Diedrick, passed away.

Though he had an illness that we knew would ultimately be terminal, his death was sudden and unexpected and a terrible shock for our family. I flew to Vancouver Island that day, and spent the rest of 2016 there, helping my Mom as she adjusts to a new way of life.

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Last Call for Tickets to “An Evening To Remember” January 7 on GTC

Last Call for Tickets to "An Evening To Remember" January 7 on Green Turtle CayIf you haven’t yet bought tickets for An Evening to Remember, taking place at Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina on January 7, you’ve got less than two weeks! We need to provide a final headcount a week before the event, meaning tickets will only be sold until December 31. No tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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Daily Photo – November 28, 2016

Capt Roland Roberts and Harold Lowe with Turtle

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.

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