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Old 08-27-2019, 05:11 PM
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Default Disney Purchases Light House Point in Eleuthra

Southern tip of Eleuthra looks like,,, Ugh, more corporate America in the bahamian out islands,,, Anyone know if this will involve dredging?

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/disne...as-cruise-ship

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Without dredging they will have to dock a mile out
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Originally Posted by unobtanium View Post
Without dredging they will have to dock a mile out
There is literally no where in the Bahamas that, this would be the case.
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It's a shame.
Www.stopdisney.com
Old 08-28-2019, 07:57 AM
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I am glad they did not buy Lighthouse Point, FL.
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They are going further and further East.
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I was there in July, locals aren’t happy, for sure. I can’t imagine a bunch of tourists in their tourist buses or whatever they are getting transported in driving up and down that skinny island . Sucks.
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Makes me sick
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Disney and Chinese are going to own the Bahamas.

Like everywhere else , money.

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Originally Posted by other line View Post
I was there in July, locals aren’t happy, for sure. I can’t imagine a bunch of tourists in their tourist buses or whatever they are getting transported in driving up and down that skinny island . Sucks.
Where exactly were you since there are no real towns on Southern Eluthera.

The closest thing is Princess Cay which has had Cruises for a long time. There is literally nothing else on Southern Eluthera.

Island is not too skinny down south and not many places for the busses to drive through.

Also, there is plenty of deep water on the west side of the island. Cruise ships have been anchoring there for years.

I would think that the dredging necessary would be minimal for a pier.

Overall, if they do it with conservation in mind (unlikely) it would be a big boost to the economy of eluthera.
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Originally Posted by nexxxt214 View Post
Where exactly were you since there are no real towns on Southern Eluthera.

The closest thing is Princess Cay which has had Cruises for a long time. There is literally nothing else on Southern Eluthera.

Island is not too skinny down south and not many places for the busses to drive through.

Also, there is plenty of deep water on the west side of the island. Cruise ships have been anchoring there for years.

I would think that the dredging necessary would be minimal for a pier.

Overall, if they do it with conservation in mind (unlikely) it would be a big boost to the economy of eluthera.
No real towns??

When I was in Rock Sound and we drove all over the south. Met tons of locals, spoke with them...

They are very pragmatic about it. They know Disney will destroy where they live. But the also know that without the dollars, they won't be able to live there forever. So they'd rather stay as long as there is somewhere to stay.

The short game is very good the island. The long game is horrible. Unfortunately, most people need to live for today - not tomorrow.
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From the sounds of it this will be a second private beach for their cruise line. The original beach, Castaway Cay, does not transport people away from the beach other than for fishing excursions. For most of the excursions they employ locals so this should be very good for the local economy.
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In the long run, this will not be good for anybody but Disney....wish the corruption in the Bahamian gov't would be dealt with....
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
No real towns??

When I was in Rock Sound and we drove all over the south. Met tons of locals, spoke with them...

They are very pragmatic about it. They know Disney will destroy where they live. But the also know that without the dollars, they won't be able to live there forever. So they'd rather stay as long as there is somewhere to stay.

The short game is very good the island. The long game is horrible. Unfortunately, most people need to live for today - not tomorrow.
Please show me where there is a town or settlement on the southern part of Eluthera where this development would be.
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Are they also going to rush one of their ships over to the Bahamas to house, care for and transport the thousands that undoubtedly need it?
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You're correct. The section of Lighthouse point is further south of Bannerman town (the last settlement on the island heading south) -- Princess Cayes is south of there (where the current cruise ships anchor), then Lighthouse is further south down a difficult, rocky road. It probably takes 2 hours in a 4X4 to get from Rock Sound to Lighthouse.

The locals are split -- fair arguments on both sides. I doubt there will be any significant dredging and Disney will run tenders to some docks on the west side.

I take my boat there often from Savanah Sound -- one of the most beautiful beaches in the world but almost no visitors.
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Originally Posted by nexxxt214 View Post
Please show me where there is a town or settlement on the southern part of Eluthera where this development would be.
You need spoon feeding? Pull up Google Earth and look yourself.

Clearly you have interest in seeing this happen. Good for you.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
You need spoon feeding? Pull up Google Earth and look yourself.

Clearly you have interest in seeing this happen. Good for you.
See the post above yours. You're talking out of your ass buddy.

I have an interest? Nope, just not an idiot....
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Originally Posted by nexxxt214 View Post
See the post above yours. You're talking out of your ass buddy.

I have an interest? Nope, just not an idiot....
He's from Jersey, but tells people he's from Florida. That's just how they do it.
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All the cruise ship companies are doing massive new builds (and just finished several). They are all in debt up to eyeballs. This could be interesting times.........

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