A windy day in Paradise
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Hope Town features one of the last operational kerosene-fueled lighthouses in the world. This lighthouse is striped red and white. Its light can be seen from 17 miles away.
The Hope Town Lighthouse is one of only TWO (might be the only one now) Manual Lighthouses left in the World. It has a spring mechanism that has to be hand cranked every several hours to maintain the 5 flash sequence of the light. The Lamp Burns Kerosene Oil with a Wick & Mantle which makes the light that magnifies as it passes through the 5 Lenses which floats on a bed of mercury.Our first night out and i was super tired due to the lack of sleep so add a little alcohal and I was ready for bed. but not Pete(one of steve's friends who wanted to come with us.) and Steve... no they ran a $250 bar tab up on my credit card which they took from my while I was half comotose. Then went and were banging on these girls bedroom door. What bad people. The worst part is next day the girls claim that it was me! I was like 'no way it was me'. They later recanted their story. And as far as the money it's no big deal because I got paid back.. I basically didn't have to pay for the hotel so it all worked out.