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Long Island


General Information about Long Island, Bahamas

Photo of Long Island

Long Island is located Southeast of the Exuma Cays, it's northern quarter is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer. Historical church architecture is the focus of the sightseeing, especially the Catholic Parish Church in Clarence Town, another of Monsignor Hawes works. Stella Maris is a popular meeting place for sports fishermen and yachtsmen. The Island is approximately 80 miles long and from 1 to 3 miles wide and ia a total land area of 173 sq. miles, as depicted on this map Long Island has a population of 2,992 according to the 2000 census.

There are outstanding reefs for snorkeling and diving, some of the best white sand beaches in the world can be found here. Long island is dotted with small settlements filled with hard working and friendly people. Vegetable and fruit farming is the mainstay of the people as well as raising some live stock.

Columbus visited the island, then referred to as Yuma by the Lucayan Indians who inhabited it. Loyalists from Carolina settled on Long Island in 1790 and built plantations. They thrived with farming and livestock.

Each year the Long Island Regatta is celebrated around Whit Monday weekend. You can also get lots of mangoes and pineapple around this time.

The climate is idyllic, and the this is the current weather.

Long Island


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