Great Isaac Cay is a small Bahamian island located about 20 miles NNE of the Bimini Islands. It is accessible only by boat. And it is so small that it's not visible on google map or google earth. The most prominent feature of the island is its lighthouse, which was erected in 1859.

In the late 19th century local lore tells of a ship wreck on the island with one survivor, an infant. The child’s distraught mother, known as the Grey Lady, is said to haunt the island to this very day, wailing in sorrow during the full moon.

On August 4, 1969, the station was discovered to have been abandoned by its two keepers, who were never found. The keepers’ house, cistern, and assorted buildings are crumbling into ruins. The Lighthouse look abandoned but is actually still in use, fully automated.

coordinates : 26°02'0"N 79°06'0"W
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  1. Jake // Monday, March 30, 2009 5:31:00 AM  

    Whoah, that's really cool. Any idea what the rest of those houses were used for? Did other people (besides the two keepers) live there at some point?

  2. paul // Thursday, April 09, 2009 4:57:00 AM  

    Great Issaac is an amazing sight when you come across it during a Gulf Stream crossing. In the middle of nowhere. Everything on the island is painted in bird guano.