Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Man O War, Abacos

Albury Grocery Store, with Man O' War skiffs in the foreground.
Note the marine railway.
We spent 2 days on Man O' War Cay in the Abacos. This is one peaceful little island with a very industrious population. The waterfront is a hub of business activity, with several boat building enterprises, engine repair centers, sail lofts, grocery stores, ice cream parlors, lumber yards, bakery and hardware stores. Every property is tidy and well-maintained.

The people are very friendly and obviously very proud of their work. High quality production such as the Albury Brother boat builders and the Albury Sail Loft and Edwin Boat Builders are representative of their work. If you need it build, sewed, or fixed, then Man O War is the island in the Abacos to go to, because these people know how to get it done!

Here are some photos of Man O'War...
Albury Brother Boat Works with a hull ready for the deck
Albury Brother Boat Shop
Completed Albury Brothers 23 footer with a 300 hp and T-top

No visit is complete without cinnamon buns from Lola, delivered by golf cart
Edwin Brothers Boat Yard, Marine Railway with a 40' Tartan hauled out
Pet Green Turtle named "Penny" visits the Albury Sail Loft for her daily feeding of conch.
This Green Turtle is 2 years old and the ladies have raised her in the wild.

Penny, the pet Green Turtle at Man O' War
2 Yr old Green Turtle at Man O War
Typical Dock at Man O' War

Typical waterfront home on Man O' War
Man O' War wooden sailboat at sunset
Rental cottage, Man O' War, reachable only by kayak or boat

2 comments:

Greg K said...

Ask Lola if she'll deliver to Beaufort

Mark, Beth and Noah said...

Another great commentary with beautiful photos! We were in Man O' War on Sunday and the town was closed up tight with the exception of hymns emanating from the church. Nice job capturing the spirit of a special spot. Thanks!

Mark Haskell