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Moore's Island (Moore’s Island District)

Moore's Island is one of the districts of the Bahamas, on the Abaco Islands.

Moore's Island is one of the little cays off the main land of Abaco. It is approximately 7 mi long and 3.5 mi wide and approximately 28 mi from Great Abaco. It has two settlements, Hard Bargain which is the capital and the other settlement is the Bight.

To arrive to Moore's Island by boat traveling from Sandy Point one passes Gorda Cay (Castaway Cay); Long Rock can be passed on either side, staying offshore in deep waters because inland passage is too risky. Then one passes south Channel Cay (Stake Cay) which has a light tower. After passing Channel Cay a direct approach is taken 6 ft to the north end of Moore's Island to locate Hard Bargain.

 

Map - Moore's Island (Moore’s Island District)

Latitude / Longitude : 26° 18' 3" N / 77° 33' 15" W | Time zone : UTC-5:0 / UTC-4 | Currency : BSD | Telephone : -241  

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Country - The Bahamas

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of "the Bahamas" can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes the Bahamas territory as encompassing 180000 sqmi of ocean space.

The Bahamas is the site of Columbus's first landfall in the New World in 1492. At that time, the islands were inhabited by the Lucayans, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taíno people. Although the Spanish never colonised the Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans to slavery in Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.
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