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.  

Daily Photo – August 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of Kristen Pearce

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Daily Photo – August 4, 2020

A resident of Piggyville, No Name Cay

A lot of you have emailed to ask how the residents of Piggyville fared during Hurricane Dorian. I’m pleased to report that they are alive and well.

Though I haven’t been able to get there to check it out for myself, I understand that Big O’s restaurant on No Name Cay has now reopened, and that their food is delicious!

Briland Modem Fund Establishes GoFundMe Campaign to Help Repair Marsh Harbour Fire Hall

Harbour Island’s Briland Modem Fund has established a GoFundMe campaign to help repair the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue fire station, which sustained severe damage during Hurricane Dorian.

MHVFR fire hall and fleet prior to Hurricane Dorian. Photo courtesy of Ruth Saunders.

Supported almost entirely by the local business and residential communities, Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) has protected lives and structures in Abaco for close to 50 years.

In addition to serving as the sole fire and rescue team for central Abaco including Marsh Harbour, Spring City, Murphy and Dundas Towns and more, MHVFR offers vital backup to fire and rescue squads throughout Abaco.

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