Life On The Lumber Farm

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Andros is known as the largest island in the Bahamas. It was named after Sr. Edmund Andros, who was married to Marie Craven, sister of Sir William Craven one of the Lord proprietors to whom the islands were granted by Charles II in 1670. Sir Edmund Andros was named governor of New York and governor of New England. When William and Mary took the throne in 1689, Sir Edmund was imprisoned and forced to return to England for trial, because he enraged some of the colonists who despised his strong leadership. However, he was later released without going to trial. To show their sympathy for what had happened to Sir Edmund, the Lord proprietors of the islands named the island Andros after Sir Edmund Andros. Andros is 104 miles long and 40 miles wide. It is a low lying-island indented by many mangrove-bordered creeks, some of which lead to an extensive lake that occupies a large part of the center of the island and may be reached by the Wide Opening from the west side or Fresh Creek from the north. Some of the following settlements were once considered major settlements of Andros: Nicolls Town, Mastic Point, Stafford Creek, Stanyard Creek, Fresh Creek, Berring Point, Mangrove Cay, Long Bay Cays, Driggs Hill, Kemps Bay and Pure Gold. A line of reefs run along the whole east coast of the island at a distance of approximately two miles from the shore, forming a harbor. Andros is the only island where saltwater meets freshwater. In addition to many mangrove swamps and creeks there are over thirty Blue Holes, some with a depth of over 250 feet. These Blue Holes are becoming more and more popular every day and are constantly being explored by daredevils from all over the world. Andros however, is capable of much, much more as you will learn from Life On The Lumber Farm. Life On The Lumber Farm is about a once thriving lumber industry on the island of Andros in the Bahamas since the 1940 s. It tells about the people who lived there, their way of life and their struggle for survival. It is my hope that this book will be informative and an educational tool for many.

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In Life On The Lumber Farm the author tells a story about a once thriving lumber industry on Andros island in the Bahamas, during the 1940's and 1960's. While doing so, she also reveals some historical facts and exposed hidden potentials of Andros island, also known as The Sleeping Giant. Cynthia Ferguson Fowler, a Bahamian author, poet, and songwriter, is a native of the island of New Providence. However, most of her childhood and early adult life was spent on the island of Andros. Ms. Fowler is a graduate of Ontario Business College and is presently employed at Bahamas Faith Ministries as an Administrative Assistant. In order to fully appreciate Life On The Lumber Farm you are encouraged to first read Echoes From the Isles of The Bahamas, also written by Ms Fowler. Cynthia H. Ferguson Fowler may be contacted by e-mail:
Or by P. O. Box N-9599, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Pearly white beaches
beyond which lies
turquoise waters
beneath sunny skies
seagulls fly high above
this is our island
where we live and love

Lustrous green forest
of pine are seen
a picture of thick cluster of evergreen
numerous are the lakes
and ponds
there the crabs and fishes spawn

During the night
when darkness falls
black crabs, white crabs
begin to crawl
grown-ups, children all alike
are seen in the distance
with torches alight

When the crabs are caught
and clipped
they are taken to the mail boat
to be shipped
to Nassau they will go
on Porters Cay dock
they will be sold

Fishermen out
in dinghy boats
trying to get some
fish and conch
this is how they earn their daily bread
to ensure their families
are clothed and fed

On our beautiful isle where
cool breezes blow
off our beautiful shores where
turquoise waters flow
azure skies from which the sun brightly shines
there is seldom ever winter
because of warm sunshine.

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Cynthia H. Ferguson Fowler
Editore: The Diplomat Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0972262571 ISBN 13: 9780972262576
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Descrizione libro The Diplomat Press, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 72 pages. 8.10x5.20x0.30 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0972262571

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