A good crowd attended this year’s Man-O-War Flea Market. The addition of several ferries, balmy weather and the hope of finding good bargains contributed to the healthy turn out.
The Man-O-War Flea Market celebrated its Thirtieth Anniversary with a record crowd. They came from all over Abaco, most of them riding with Albury’s Ferry which had an extended schedule to Man-O-War for the day at a half price fare.
Early in the morning of Saturday March 7, hundreds of people had gathered in front of the Coco Beach parking lot, waiting for the opening of the Treasure Cay Flea Market. At 8:30 am, the chain keeping people at bay was removed and the crowd rushed in, spreading out to the various tables loaded with merchandise.
The weather cooperated this year to make the annual Man-O-War Flea Market THE family attraction of the weekend. It was supported by Albury Ferry’s schedule which added an extra trip from and back to the Union Jack dock, hence facilitating attendance of visitors from the northern part of the island.
The annual Man O War Flea Market, held this year on February 15, brought loads of people to the small Cay. Many arrived by ferry throughout the morning. This year the weather had collaborated and it was under blue skies. With a refreshing breeze on their faces the bargain hunters did their shopping.
Bad weather interfered with the annual Man-O-War Flea Market on Feb. 15. The event, which is attended by many from various areas of Abaco, was unfortunately the victim of a very rainy Saturday. It was too late to cancel: the food had already been prepared, merchants had reserved space and Albury’s Ferry had announced special schedules and fare for the occasion. So the event went ahead. Warehouses were open to set vending tables, tents were erected and people came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats.