My name is Edward Fessenden III and I am a homeowner in Little Harbour. I am writing you this letter to tell you why I believe a marina shouldn’t be built in Little Harbour.
My family and I came upon Little Harbour when I was about five years old. We had sailed our boat from Tampa all the way up the east coast to New York City until we came to the Bahamas on the way back south. We sailed our boat into Little Harbour, which was very much less inhabited than it is today. We instantly fell in love with the place and the people who lived there. That is when we decided to purchase property for sale within the harbour.
Growing up in the islands of The Bahamas is not something that most kids from the United States get to do. I was lucky enough to have had this experience. Attending school in Cherokee was amazing and I have made life long friends within that community. As a kid I spent most of my time playing in Winding Bay. It was always known for its pristine white sandy beaches and clear blue water. More importantly it was known to be completely uninhabited.
Since the installment of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay there can no longer be those days of peaceful play on the beach. The club has ruined one of the best places to go in the area. The thought of continuing that destruction within Little Harbour does not sit well with me. Adding a marina of the size and scale projected by Southworth will ruin marine life and add pollution to the area. Cruising boats will no longer enter the harbour, as there will be no space. The noise from the generators will run into the night and lights will be illuminated only to ruin the calmness of its nights. I remember as a young boy swimming and fishing in the harbour with friends and continue to see people do the same. This will not be possible with proposed additions installed.
Little Harbour is a very special place and should not be commercialized just so a developer can make money and get out. Over time it will become rundown and eventually shut down leaving a wasteful spot that ruined a community. Please do not let this happen!
Edward Fessenden III