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Sculling coin divers, Nassau Harbour.
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Drying fish, Nassau Harbour.
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Glass Bottom Boat, Nassau, c.1900.
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Ferry to Paradise Beach from New Colonial Hotel.
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Joshua Slocum's around the world boat, Spray.
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Photo courtesy of Ron Lightbourn, Nassau.

Visitors transferring to a tender for Nassau.
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SS Yarmouth Castle before it sank in the Bahamas.
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Survivor of the sinking of Yarmouth Castle, Nassau
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Sloop "Good News" and crew.
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The Jylland off Paradise Island, Nassau, 1977.
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Sailboat on edge of Great Bahama Bank, 1961.
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Survivors of Yarmouth Castle aboard Bahama Star.
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SS Bahama Star docks in the heart of Nassau.
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SS New Bahama Star entering Nassau Harbour 1970.
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SS Munargo, Nassau Bar, posted 1923.
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Abaco sailboat Windsong docked in Florida.
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Cruise ship, Nassau, 1977.
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Fishing Boats at Anchor off the New Colonial Hotel
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Photo courtesy of Mark Newall from South Carolina.

In full sail, Nassau Harbour.
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Bowsprit revelry, Nassau.
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Unidentified Beach, Bahamas.
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Trying to Catch the Wind.
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Wooden Ships at Rest in Nassau Harbour.
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Sponge Boats, Nassau Harbour, 1901.
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Cruise Ship Miami, Nassau Harbour, 1901.
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Boat Captain, Cinderella, Nassau.
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"Miami" Cruise Ship, Nassau, 1901.
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Sponge Sloops, Nassau Harbour, 1901.
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Victoria Luise Off Nassau.
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Tall Ship Entering Nassau Harbour. Feb. 1915.
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Leaving Nassau.
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Cruise Ship off Nassau Harbour.
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Banana Boat, Nassau. Posted Jan. 30th 1964.
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Sloop, Nassau.
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Native Sloop, Bahamas.
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Typical Nassau Schooner.
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H.M.S. Capetown, Nassau, 1929.
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Fishing Boats, Nassau. Posted Feb. 4th 1936.
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S.S. Lancastria Schedule to Nassau 1939.
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Diving Pennies, Nassau.
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Annual Miami-Nassau Yacht Race, 1948.
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Start of the Miami-Nassau Sea Race, 1955.
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Criollo, Winner of the Miami to Nassau Race 1956.
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Starting the Miami-Nassau Sailing Race, 1959.
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P & O Steamship Catalogue for Cuba and Nassau.
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Cruise Ships in Harbour.
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Miami to Nassau Ocean Sailing Race.
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SS Nassau 24,400 tons, fully air conditioned.
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S.S. Nassau Passenger List Jan. 7th 1955.
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Water Witch during the Nassau to Miami Race.
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Water Witch a sleek 50-foot staysail schooner owned by John E. Rodstrom, is just one of the celebrated yachts to win a Miami-Nassau Ocean Race. Last years winner, "Caibbee" will try for another trophy Feb.( against a record number of ocean-going sailboats in the 184-mile cruise. ( Nassau Development Board)

Xmas Card from S.S. Nassau 1953.
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Movie "Bahama Passage" promotional photo 1941.
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"Bahama Passage" Promotional Photo 11-8-41.
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M.Carroll movie star posted this card from Nassau.
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Madeleine Carroll's postcard to Hollywood.
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M. Carroll was a lead star in "Bahama Passage" 1941.

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Filming the movie "Bahama Passage."
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Nassau Harbour at sunset.
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Sloop in Front of Prince George Hotel, Nassau.
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Fishing boats at Market Wharf, Nassau.
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M.V. Yes Sir Arriving in Nassau from Out Islands.
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Two Cruise Ships at Prince George Dock.
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Bahamian Waters are famous for Sport Fishing.
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Two Cruise Ships Pass West Bay Street.
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Capt.Lightbourne with a 75lb. Kingfish.
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S.S. Bahama Star at dock in Nassau.
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Fishing Smacks in Nassau Harbour.
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At Anchor! At Last!
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