- Glass Window Bridge
- Island School
- Lighthouse Point
- Ocean Hole
- Preacher’s Cave
- Queen's Bath & Island School
between North and South Eleuthera
Named after artist Homer Winslow’s painting
of the bridge, the “Glass Window” bridge connects North and South Eleuthera
and is the narrowest point on the island. “Glass Window” describes the
opening that connects the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Visitors will
experience spectacular views of the water and can even climb the rocks below
the bridge. Just be careful, because the powerful Atlantic surf pounds
against the narrow cut underneath the Glass Window.
Getting to the Glass Window is simple.
Those in the south, travel north. Those in the north, travel south. You
can’t miss this spectacular site!
A Catalyst in the Global Transition
Chris and Pam Maxey founded The
Island School in 1998 with the goal of conserving the wild population of marine
life by providing alternative food sources and jobs for the people of South
Eleuthera. The school is associated with Lawrenceville Academy in New Jersey,
and it accepts students for semesters to orient them to the ecology of the Sea.
Located in Cape Eleuthera, this unique school is one of the few places on the
island that uses solar energy for part of the school’s power needs.
The Legend of Light
Lighthouse Point is located on the southern tip of Eleuthera. A light house
was operated at the point from the early 1800s until the late 1940s. Legend
has it that, in the early 1800s, the residents of the area would occasionally
move the light causing ships to wreck on the rocks. They could then salvage
the ship’s goods. The light would certainly be on after the wreck and,
although the locals never admitted to any wrongdoing, they did live very
well. A trip to “Lighthouse Point” to view and photograph the old light house
is a must.
A Natural Wonder
Ocean Hole is a
very interesting site in Ocean Hole Park, located in the middle of the town of
Rock Sound. Ocean Hole has been described as a large rock swimming pool.
It fills up with fresh appearing sea water, which rises and falls with the
tide. Plenty of ocean fish make their way to the
hole as well. This natural wonder is highly recommended for visitors to
The Adventurers’ Haven
Preachers Cave has an interesting history and is
known as a haven for adventurers. It was founded in 1647 by William Sayles
and his band of adventurers, who set out from Bermuda in search of new lands
and religious freedom. After two months of sailing, Sayles’ crew hit a coral
reef, stranding them near a large cavern on the northern end of Eleuthera.
With minimal supplies, the outlook for the adventurers was bleak. They prayed
for their survival.
The adventurers’ last hope was a small boat that
set sail for the long journey to the Massachusetts Bay colony to request
emergency food and supplies. Upon reaching Boston, the small group received
all the necessary provisions and returned to save the remaining adventurers.
Out of gratitude, the Eleutherans later sent a shipload of very valuable
Barziletto wood to Boston, with instructions to sell and donate the proceeds
to Harvard College.
In memory of these events, the
large cavern where Sayles and his adventurers took refuge is called "Preachers
Cave". It is located near Spanish Wells and signs will direct you to its
south of the Glass Window Bridge, look for a row of sawed-off pine tree stumps
on the Atlantic side (left side going south). Park in small pull off. Walk over
rocks to cliffs. Peer down and see rock pools etched out by the wave action; a
cave is behind them. You can go down there at low tide when the weather is calm
and float around in the pools, which are filled with live shells and little
fish. DO NOT EVEN TRY when the sea is rough. You could be washed away!!!!
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