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Oh what a beautiful day

Heading out to the little white chapel overlooking the beach this beautiful Sunday morning, I can't help but think of a shipwreck legend since shipwrecks with glass bottles and fixtures aboard have contributed to the world's Sea-Glass collection.

In the early days of this island, the native folks (loyalists that fled the revolution) supplemented their livelihood by wrecking, salvaging the cargo and gear from the ships often caught up on the many reefs that border these islands on the Atlantic side.

One day, the minister of the little white church in Hope Town was giving his sermon when he looked out to sea and saw a boat heading for the reef. At this point in the service, he asked everybody to close their eyes and bow their heads for a couple minutes of solemn meditation. He then removed his robe and headed out to the floundering ship as the first person on the scene has salvage rights. Naturally, the congregation wasn't happy with their minister's actions and not only replaced him but passed a law that all churches would then have the seating arranged so the Ministers back would be to the sea.

The church still stands today in Hope Town, Bahamas.

Barefoot Sister | 12/2/2012 7:13:22 AM | 0 comments
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