The conservation group known as the Abaco Defenders banded together to stop the clearing of land on private property that may be the remains of Carleton settlement, the first Loyalist settlement in Abaco. The group approached the operating bulldozer, stood in front of it with cameras running until it shut down. The group was able to explain their concerns to the operator and the General Manager of Treasure Sands, Tim Blakely.
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Remains of a loyalist settlement have been confirmed at the site of the proposed Treasure Sands development and Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) has requested that construction cease pending further research.