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Crooked Island: A History

The island existed in virtual obscurity until 1783, when American Loyalists began to settle here. These plantation owners brought slaves and money, starting a short-lived cotton industry. By the beginning of the 19th Century, Crooked Island was home to more than 40 plantations and 1200 slaves. The population turned to sponge diving for a short time when cotton became uneconomical due to Emancipation and soil depletion. The remains of plantations like Good Hope House, Marine Farms Plantation, Seaview Plantation, and Prospect Plantation are still evident today.

The history of Crooked Island is rich. Learn more about the island that was home to the first Post Office in The Bahamas, established at Pittstown Point in the late 1700s. Today, Pittstown Point is a secluded vacation destination, renowned for its beautiful white sand beach and extensive reef system.