Abacos Map with facilities and attractions.
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Explorer Chart: AB-22
- Information provided by: SV Merlin - April 2009: Lat/Lon - 26°27.1'N 077°03.0'W. Small abandoned commercial harbor. 5-10' depth. Holding - Adequate in sand, but marl and thin sand in some areas - visual anchor set check required. Excellent protection from SE-SW-NW. Not scenic at all. Room for 5 boats or so.
- Note: This data is provided for information only. Navigation decisions are the responsibility of each captain and should be based on appropriate navigation charts for the area supplemented by local knowledge.
- Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
- This area was once the busy headquarters of the International Paper Company's timbering operation in the Abacos. A port and small town was sited here
- The paper company build much of the infrastructure in the local area including the major road from Marsh Harbour to the S part of the island, the airport, and health clinic. When the land was timbered out, an attempt to establish a sugar industry was short lived. The wreckage of the tanks from the factory that was sold away can be seen on the derelict quay - all that is left of the original operation.
Bank & ATM
Boat Rental / Charter
BTC / Batelco Office
Cell Phone Service
Customs & Immigration
- Report whale sightings to BMMRO! Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization; 242-366-4155; 242-357-6666; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friends of the Environment; 242-367-2721 / 0721; email@example.com. Based in Marsh Harbour.
- See: Environment & Ecology for Cruisers
- BASRA; 242-367-2226 / 3752; VHF Ch-16, Ch-20.
- Bahamas Red Cross; 242-367-0734. Marsh Harbour.
- Cruisers who need to be contacted in an emergency can receive an email if it is sent with contact information (boat name; persons name; cottage name) in the Subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org This is provided as a free service by Out Island Internet.
- Police / Fire emergency phone: 919 or 911
- TowBoatU.S. Marsh Harbor; 242-367-4602. Service Area: 100 miles offshore. Home base: Rockledge, FL.
- VHF Ch-16 is monitored by emergency services and local authorities in the Abacos.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
Groceries & Produce
Hardware & Lumber
Internet & WiFi
Marina & Dockage
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
Packages & Shipping
Post Office / Mail
Restaurant & Bar
Retail Therapy - Shopping
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Things to See & Do
- Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
- Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.
- Barometer Bob; an excellent website providing weather for the Abacos.
- Abacos Cruisers Net; VHF Ch 68 at 0815; provides a daily weather summary.
- FM Radio 93.5 MHz; Radio Abaco at 0630.
Topics: 19 Jan 12