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New Providence Island and Eleuthera Island from space, April 1997
New Providence Island and Eleuthera Island from space, April 1997
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See also: Eleutherae ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (639x639, 92 KB) New Providence Island and Eleuthera Island, Bahamas - April 1997 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (639x639, 92 KB) New Providence Island and Eleuthera Island, Bahamas - April 1997 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Map of the Bahamas. ... Eleutheræ is a city in the northern Attica, along the border with Boeotia. ...

Eleuthera is an island in the Bahamas, lying 50 miles (80 km) east of Nassau. It is very long and thin—110 miles (180 km) long and in places little more than a mile wide. The population is 8,000 (2000 census). The name "Eleuthera" is derived from the Greek word for "free." Map of the Bahamas Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

The original population of Taino, or Arawaks, was mostly deported by the Spanish to work in the mines of Hispaniola, where they died out by 1550. The island is believed to have been unoccupied until the first European settlers—puritan pilgrims- arrived in 1648 from Bermuda. These settlers, known as the 'Eleutherian Adventurers,' gave the island its current name -- "eleutheria" means 'freedom' in Greek, while Eleuthera means 'free.' Some people think that Chistopher Columbus may have come to Eleuthera before any other islands in the West Indies. World map showing the location of Europe. ... A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was any person seeking purity of worship and doctrine, especially the parties that rejected the Laudian reform of the Church of England. ... Pilgrims is the name commonly applied to early settlers of the Plymouth Colony, MA. Their leadership came from a religious congregation who had fled religious persecution in the East Midlands of England for the relative calm of Holland in the Netherlands. ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...

The island was quite prosperous in the period from 1950 to 1980, attracting several prominent American industrialists such as Arthur Vining Davis, Henry J. Kaiser, and Juan Tripp. Frequent visitors included movie stars like Robert DeNiro as well as The Prince of Wales and a pregnant Princess of Wales. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Henry J. Kaiser perches above Hawaii Kai in April 1963, his suburban development in Honolulu. ... Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Jr. ... The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born Windsor, 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was the first wife of Charles, the Prince of Wales, eldest son and heir apparent of Elizabeth II. Her two sons, Princes William and Harry, are second and third, respectively, in line to...

Due to changes in foreign ownership policy with The Bahamas becoming independent in 1973, all of the large resorts and agricultural businesses were abandoned or compelled to be sold to government-favored Bahamian interests. Because of the strain of a newly forming country, some businesses failed during the period 1980 to 1985. Today, several abandoned resorts dot the island, including the Rock Sound Club, Club Med at Governor's Harbor, and the Cape Eleuthera Resort.

Of the resorts in present-day Eleuthera, most are located on offshore Harbour Island, although a few resorts remain on the mainland. Since around 2004, there has been renewed interest in Eleuthera. As of 2006, several developments are slated for construction on the mainland, including a $300 million Bahamian owned resort at Cotton Bay and a new, smaller development at Powell Point.

While offshore Harbour Island and Spanish Wells offer unique experiences, the main island is a destination for those interested in history and nature. Natural attractions include the Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay caves and Surfer's Beach in the north, and Ocean Hole and Lighthouse Beach at the south end. For history buffs, Preacher's Cave on the north end was home to the Eleutherian Adventurers in the mid-17th century and recent excavations have uncovered Arawak remains at the site.

The principal settlements are Governor's Harbour (the administrative capital), Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay (the last remaining fishing village) Harbour Island with its unusual pink sandy beaches, and Spanish Wells. The island is particularly noted for the excellence of its pineapples and holds an annual Pineapple Festival in Gregory Town. Harbour Island is an island and administrative district in the Bahamas. ... Spanish Wells is one of the districts of the Bahamas, on the island of Eleuthera. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...

South of Deep Creek, the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, founded by Chris Maxey of New Jersey's elite Lawrenceville School, is making a name for the Cape as a research destination. Under the auspices of the CEF, a semester-abroad program for high school sophomores and juniors is offered at their Island School campus [see link below], and college research opportunities are available through the Cape Eleuthera Institute, which recently unveiled the first solar panel-mainstream grid intertie in the Bahamas.

External links

  • Eleuthera Bahamas Map
  • Eleuthera Beaches, Maps, Restaurants & Latest Developments, Eleuthera Blog, RSS
  • Cape Eleuthera Island School
  • Eleuthera Island Sports and Activities

Coordinates: 25°06′N 76°08′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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