Welcome to Eleuthera!

Welcome to Project Eleuthera, a compendium of research and photographic documentation of historical sites and natural wonders of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.  Eleuthera was originally named Cigatoo (as can be seen in the 1679 map to the left; click on the image to see the full map) after the Arawak name for the island.  It was later given the name "Eleuthera" after the classical Greek word ελεύθερια ("freedom") when first settled by Europeans in 1647 in an expedition sponsored by the Eleutherian Adventurers.  While various tourism references provide a good introduction to Eleuthera's more famous caves and other geographic wonders, this site endeavors to explore and document Eleuthera's lesser-known treasures, both above and below sea level.

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Obtain and post oral histories re: Old Bannerman Town  
Dive and photograph James Cistern  
Add to Historic Timeline  
Locate and photograph additional Old Bannerman Town foundations  
Dive and photograph Fisher's Pond  
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  • The Lucayan prehistory of the Bahamas There's a great article on Bahama Pundit about the various groups that once lived in the Caribbean:http://www.bahamapundit.com/2013/07/exploring-the-lucayan-prehistory-of-the ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2015, 7:42 AM by John Maly
  • The Arimoroa I just added a December 1973 photo of the wreck of the Arimoroa.  It's easy to see why dive books of the era referred to the Arimoroa as looking ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2012, 9:46 AM by John Maly
  • The Zelma Rose Once I figured out that the Zelma Rose began with a "Z" instead of an "S", I discovered several articles about the wreck.  Will see if I can find/make ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 10:22 AM by John Maly
  • The wreck of the Carnarvon I dived the wreck of the Welsh freighter Carnarvon this past week.  Photos and video are now up along with some additional information.
    Posted Jun 25, 2011, 3:44 PM by John Maly
  • The Atlantic Pearl I had the privilege of diving the wreck of the Atlantic Pearl this past week.  A photo album and additional information are now online.
    Posted Jun 16, 2011, 7:20 PM by John Maly
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