Green Turtle Cay Christmas Events Schedule

[December 1 Update: Click HERE for a full, updated listing of all the events scheduled on Green Turtle Cay this holiday season.]

Here are some of the festivities planned for Green Turtle Cay over the upcoming holiday season. Got events you’d like to add? Let me know.

Green Turtle Cay Bahamas - 2018 Christmas Event Schedule
Photo: Tom Walters

Saturday, November 24th: Festival of Lights – Light Up the Settlement  (Basketball Court)

Happy Thanksgiving (and Happy Birthday, Wrigley!)

When we adopted Wrigley from the Pasadena Humane Society in April 2010, we knew he was young. But because he’d been a stray, they couldn’t tell us exactly how old he was. 

Wrigley’s first day in his forever home – April 22, 2010

After examining Wrigley, our vet estimated he was about five months old. Counting back, we realized he’d have been born around Thanksgiving Day 2009.  

Lotting Fish

In a small settlement like New Plymouth, where people worked and lived so closely together, maintaining good relationships with friends and neighbours was important.

Green Turtle Cay men use nets to catch schools of fish
Green Turtle Cay men “hauling” — using nets to catch schools of fish (Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum, Green Turtle Cay)

Oftentimes, small groups of local fishermen went “hauling” – using large nets to capture schools of fish. At the end of the day, they would divide up their catch. To ensure each man received his fair share, they drew lots.

Keeping Lewis Lowe Alive

The ancient Egyptians believed that we die twice — once when our soul leaves our body, and again after the death of the last person to speak our name. They believed that to speak the name of the dead was to make them live again.

I’ve received many kind notes and comments this past week about my Remembrance Day post and I wanted to share a bit more of what I’ve uncovered about Lewis Lowe and his lineage. Speaking his name won’t bring Lewis back, but it can ensure he gets the recognition and respect he deserves for the sacrifices he made.

Lewis Pearson Lowe was born in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay on August 28, 1888.

Birth Record of Lewis Pearson Lowe

Line 10 above notes the birth of a son to Richard and Sarah Lowe in August 1888

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