Departing Nassau

After a very pleasant stay we headed out to continue our passage. Here are some photos of Nassau showing the mix of new and old, history and modern tourism.

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The Atlantis resort across the harbour.

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Nassau was an important port and was subjected to invasions by the (future) USA during the War of Independence and also the Spanish from Cuba. Plus there was pirates to contend with. The island has quite a few forts because of this.

It was a centre for blockade runners during the civil war and rum runners during prohibition. Being close to the USA has provided a lot of opportunities, most of them legal in the present day.

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Plus a lighthouse.

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