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Halloween in the Bahamas

When it comes to marlin, Ernest Hemingway knew what he was writing about
When it comes to marlin, Ernest Hemingway knew what he was writing about
October 7, 2019
Halloween in the Bahamas

One of our team members helping to organize the Bahamas Blue Marlin Fishing Tournaments said he was going to dress up as Ernest Hemingway for Halloween, another said she was going to dress up as a witch. But our favorite idea from one of our Blue Marlin Open team members is the guy who is going to go as the first winner of the Bahamas Blue Marlin Cup

The Bahamas Blue Marlin Cup – which is set for May 4, 2020 – is one of the newest and most anticipated fishing tournaments in the Bahamas.  It will be followed by the Bahamas Blue Marlin Open Fishing Tournament on May 16 through 19, 2020.

A Spirited Halloween in the Bahamas

You don’t have to dress up to enjoy Halloween in the Bahamas. There are many ways to celebrate in the islands. Bahamas.com, the official travel and tourism website for the islands, says you might want to explore some of the Bahamas’ most haunted locales – or at least the legends surrounding them. Two lighthouses are among their boo-tacular suggestions:

The Dixon Hill Lighthouse (San Salvador), which is 164 feet tall, was constructed in 1856. It is one of only 10 kerosene-powered lighthouses that remain in the world. According to Bahamas.com, “It was first owned by British loyalist Burton Williams, and his descendant Thomas inherited it. Thomas lost his foot in a boating accident and died in the 1950s. Since then a one-footed ghost has reportedly been seen by servicemen and students.”

The Great Isaac Cay Lighthouse (Bimini), which measures 152 feet in height, is also said to be haunted. The lighthouse was originally built for the Great London Exposition of 1862. As Bahamas.com tells us, “Years later, it was shipped back in pieces to Isaac Cay and reassembled for more practical use. Multiple ghosts are said to haunt the lighthouse, the first being a young boy who was eaten by sharks just by the shore. Legend says he was a passenger aboard a supply ship traveling to Isaac Cay while the lighthouse was being constructed. The ship crashed and the young boy was the only casualty, leaving his spirit to roam.”

As far as The Bahamas Blue Marlin Cup Fishing Tournament on May 4, 2020 goes, there is only one thing to fear at this point – and that’s missing out on the early registration discount. After April 30, the fee will go up! The same holds true for the Bahamas Blue Marlin Open Fishing Tournament on May 16 through 19, 2020.  

Don’t delay! Contact us today for more information.

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