Bahama Saga

Author: Peter Barratt
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781410798305
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BAHAMA SAGA is a chronicle of the human presence on a unique archipelago of the Americas. The story takes its title from a few invented characters and the romantic and beautiful country of seven hundred sub-tropical islands. The confetti of Bahamian islands has, at different times, been a locus for the three races of the planet. After the original Amerindian inhabitants perished, the Bahamas remained uninhabited for nearly 150 years until people from Bermuda - largely of English and African stock - re-settled the islands commencing in 1648. Not long afterwards many more Africans were brought to the Bahamas in bondage. Their descendants today hold the destiny of the islands in their hands. The geographical location of the Bahamas allowed the islands to play a brief, but important part in the history of the modern world. The eastern islands protrude out into the Atlantic Ocean so as to make them one of the nearest parts of the Americas to Europe and it was here that an explorer from Europe made a historic landfall at what, for him at least, was a 'New World’. It was just over five hundred years ago that Christopher Columbus in 1492 ‘sailed the ocean blue’. The islands on the western side are a mere 50 miles from the United States. Throughout time, events on the North American continent have had a major affect upon the history of the Bahama Islands as this well-written and intriguing story relates.

Homeward Bound

Author: Sandra Riley
Publisher: RILEY HALL
ISBN: 9780966531022
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Supporters of the British Crown found life in the Colonies rigorous in the years prior to, during, and after the Revolutionary War. The hazards of war and the inequities of peace forced many American Loyalists into Bahamian exile.

The Great Bahamas Hurricane Of 1866

Author: Wayne Neely
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462011020
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In October 1866, a powerful Category 4 hurricane struck the Bahamian Islands. With winds well over 140 miles per hour and even higher gusts that toppled trees, sank ships, peeled away rooftops, and destroyed vital infrastructures, the massive storm battered the islands with great ferocity. When the seas finally calmed and the winds died down, the massive storm had killed more than 387 people in the Bahamas alone and left a massive trail of destruction. Author Wayne Neely, a leading authority on Bahamian and Caribbean hurricanes, shares an engaging account of how the hurricane of 1866 not only devastated the islands, but also altered the course of Bahamian history forever. While demonstrating how the hurricane significantly impacted the wrecking and salvaging industry, Neely also educates others about the complex set of weather conditions that contribute to hurricanes. He includes fascinating stories of survival and heroism as the storm's victims struggled to move forward in the midst of tragedy. Hurricanes are no novelty to the Bahamas, but all who were lucky enough to live through the howling winds and the terror of a sky filled with flying debris surely never forgot "The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866."

The Great Bahamian Hurricanes Of 1899 And 1932

Author: Wayne Neely
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475925548
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Hurricanes have long been a fact of life in the Bahamas. With extensive exposed coastlines jutting out of the Atlantic and uniquely flat lands and shallow coastal waters, these islands had seen many tempests before there was a Bahamas as we know it today. Hurricanes have shaped the islands landscape and, in a sense, their people as well. In the history of the Bahamasoften considered a patriarchal society in which the hurricanes traditionally bore the names not of women, but of the islands they devastated-- the storms have impacted all aspects of everyday life. A growing number of studies covering many aspects of hurricanes have examined their social impacts. Even so, the historical ramifi cati ons of the hurricanes of the Bahamas and of the wider realm of the Caribbean have rarely been approached. The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1899 and the Great Abaco Hurricane of 1932 hold special places in the archives of Bahamian history. These hurricanes were two of the worst natural disasters the country had experienced at the time, and even to this day these storms are considered among the top ten most destructive Bahamian storms of all time. These two notable and very destructive Bahamian hurricanes resulted in the deaths of over 334 Bahamians in 1899 and 18 in 1932. Learn why as author Wayne Neely explores the breadth and depth of each disasternot only how they impacted the society at the time, but how they impacted the progression of history.

The Great Bahamas Hurricane Of 1929

Author: Wayne Neely
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491716142
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The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929, also known as the Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929, was the only major hurricane during the very inactive 1929 North Atlantic hurricane season. The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929 was perhaps one of the greatest and deadliest hurricanes to impact the Bahamas and is often regarded as the greatest Bahamian hurricane of the twentieth century. It was the only storm on record to last for three consecutive days over the Bahamas, with pounding torrential rainfall and strong, gusty winds. The storm killed 134 persons in the Bahamas, mostly mariners and sponge fishermen, as it directly hit the islands of Nassau and Andros. This thoroughly researched history considers this intense storm and its aftermath, offering an exploration of an important historical weather event that has been neglected in previous study. Also included is a harrowing account of a dog called Speak Your Mind who rescued a sponge fisherman at sea. Through unique historical photographs of actual damage, author and veteran meteorologist Wayne Neely shows the widespread devastation left in the wake of this tremendous storm. Drawing upon many newspaper accounts, ship reports, and Family Island Commissioners reports from throughout the Bahamas, the author provides a fascinating glimpse of this hurricane and the devastation it caused the Bahamas.

The Bahamas In American History

Author: Keith Tinker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465310843
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THIS BOOK EXPLORES the many complex historical connections between the UNited States of America and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Beginning with an overview of shared early Spanish colonization, the book is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive study of the impact of the sequential development of the United States on events in the emerging Bahamas, placing the heretofore marginalized history of the island nation firmly into the orbit of Atlantic historiographical literature. Among other things, the books sheds light on the role played by the islands in a series of significant events in the U.S. history. These include the American Revolution, in which four of the initial official military actions of the fledgling U.S. Navy comprised repeated invasions of British-controlled Nassau, capital of the Bahamas; the American Civil War during which Nassau became on of the main bases for supply of vital goods and ammunition to the Confederacy; the intrigues of the Volstead Act, which legislated prohibition but also caused the temporary transformation of Bahama ISlands into major transshipment centers for the smuggling of alcoholic beverages to a multitude of prohibition-defiant and "thirsty" Americans; and the significant role placed by Bahamian migrants in the creation of the city of Miami and other areas of south Florida. The author draws on a wealth of tapped and untapped primary sources and presents a new perspective on the "Bahamian experience" that helped to define the self-proclaimed American credo of "Manifest Destiny."

The Tumbaga Saga

Author: Agustin A. García Barneche
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982081822
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Shipwreck

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ISBN: 9780759209596
Size: 28.53 MB
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Scriptural Truths About Tithes

Author: Cindy L. Russell
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598581910
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Have you ever had questions or doubts about the validity of paying ten percent (10%) of your income to a local church? Have you ever sat in a Christian church and felt wrath and condemnation emanating from its pulpit for not paying tithes? Were you ever in a position where you wanted to pay tithes but could not due to other financial obligations? If the answer is yes to any one of these questions then Scriptural Truths about Tithes is the book for you. Scriptural Truths about Tithes will take you on an exciting yet informative journey through the Holy Scriptures. It reveals exactly what scriptural tithes are and their purpose, who were required by Father God to pay them, when, where and how they were to be paid and the exception to the tithing rule. This book exposes the subtle oppressive error in tithing practices today and plainly answers (from the Scriptures) the question, is tithing ten percent (10%) or a tenth of one's income to a local church mandatory for Christian believers today? Cindy L. Russell nee Solomon was born in the small settlement of Calabash Bay, on the Island of Andros, Bahamas in 1968. The last of eight children, her life was greatly influenced by the Christian principles her loving father instilled in her at an early age. She accepted Jesus, the Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at the tender age of eleven. In 1983, Cindy relocated to Nassau, the Capital City of the Bahamas to complete her high school education, which she did at St. John's College. Four years later she enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, a full military organization and served eleven faithful years there. Armed with discipline and integrity Cindy embarked on a new career as a Civilian within the Royal Bahamas Police Force in July of 1998. On September 2nd, 2005, Cindy relocated to Grand Bahama, the Bahamas' second City where she and her daughter presently resides.