The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) gave a big “thank you” to the Bahamian Environment Protection (BEP) Foundation and its Directors Charles & Ariane de La Baume and Camille Rochat for their very kind donation of $5,000. Shown left to right are ERLS team members: Lisa Ballard, Phyllis Drori, Kent …
The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) is thanking Eddie Leon and the SeaHunter group for approaching the ERLS with a kind donation and for further trying to turn a negative into a positive. The teenagers who damaged the lighthouse last July were guests on one of the SeaHunter boats, not …
The Hope Town Lighthouse is undergoing extensive repairs, carried out by Bahamians trained to do the specialized work (above) with oversight from the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS). The expensive diamond glass is currently being replaced – it is meticulous work made more strenuous by the dizzying height. ERLS carried …
The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) is undertaking a major restoration project to replace the diamond weatherglass panes protecting the lanternroom. Abaco was fortunate not feel the full force of the 130+ mile per hour winds of hurricane Joaquin. These hurricane force winds would have completely destroyed many of the weakened diamond shaped panes allowing water to enter the lighthouse and damage our antique first order Fresnel lens, its winding machinery and burner
Family of teens that vandalized the Elbow Reef Lighthouse apologized and assured the Preservation Society that repair expenses will be taken care of.
The 2nd Annual Elbow Reef Lighthouse Festival was held on June 23, 2015. The celebration was held to help raise money for restorations to the lighthouse to help keep it on and running smoothly. With a combination of music, art, food and history it was a day of fun worth braving the summer sun for.
The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club (RMHYC) kindly donated $1,000 to the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society in April.