Greater Isaac Cay

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Friday, November 16, 2012

On a recent fishing trip to the Bahamas we passed the small rock island of Greater Isaac. The most prominent feature of the island is its lighthouse, which was erected in 1859, and stands about 151 feet tall. Some say a the full moon brings strange noises to the tiny island. In the late 19th century local lore tells of a ship wreck on the island with one survivor, an infant. The child's distraught mother, known as the Grey Lady, is said to haunt the island to this very day, wailing in sorrow during the full moon. On August 4, 1969, the station was discovered to have been abandoned by its two keepers, who were never found.

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