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ease spread rapidly through the community resulting in 100 lives being lost. Although grief stricken by the tragic lost, the community rallied together and assigned a burial site for their love ones. Today the graveyard remains in existence at its original site, but with no gravestones marking the graves. Preserving this part of their history allows visitors and locals to pay their respect to the lives lost. Visitors can pick up a booklet with information on the location and some historical facts at Vernon’s Grocery Store in Hope Town.

The Peggy Thompson Welcome Center The opening of the Peggy Thompson Welcome Center on Feb 18 on Hope Town is an enduring tribute to the contributions of the late Peggy Thompson, who was a wellloved and active member of the Hope Town community. She wholeheartedly supported tourism and travel to The Bahamas. In keeping with Peggy’s generous spirit, the Peggy Thompson Welcome Center is managed by Jessica Mullen, and conveniently offers ticket purchases for all the Albury’s Ferry routes as well as information about the cays and freight service. Island concierge services are provided at a cost of 20 percent of the bill. Since its opening, the center has helped to promote business on the cays, and visitors and locals take full advantage of the services offered. The Peggy Thompson Welcome Center business hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, and is located downstairs in the Sugar Shack Building directly across from the Post Office Dock. Telephone contact: 366-0888. Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden This garden, located not far from the Albert Lowe Museum in Green Turtle Cay, is the 77

Destination Abaco Volume 23 Feb-July 2015  

Travel Guide to Abaco, The Bahamas

Destination Abaco Volume 23 Feb-July 2015  

Travel Guide to Abaco, The Bahamas

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