A full-colour, hard-cover coffee table book featuring 200+ historic photographs and two dozen original oil paintings by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe.
Visitors often describe New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay as a charming fishing village, its narrow streets, clapboard homes and colourful flowers reminiscent of a New England town.
But beneath this sweet façade is a past of piracy, poverty and privilege.
Hints of New Plymouth’s history are all around. A rusted anchor at Settlement Point. Two cannon standing guard on the public dock. Broken tombstones on the beach. An old jail with stairs that lead nowhere.
For more than a thousand years, settlers have come here, drawn by the safety of the land and the bounty of the sea. And as the waves contour the shore, so have these migrants shaped this tiny cay.
By fate and occasionally by force, most were carried away. A resilient few remained.
This is their story.
THOSE WHO STAYED
- Print length: 185 pages
- Book size: 8.5” x 11”
- Publication date: November 15, 2016
- Price: $79.00
ABOUT THE ARTIST – More information about Alton Lowe, one of the Bahamas’ most well-known artists and historians.