San Salvador Island, Bahamas

1980, 1982, 1983, ca 1987 and 1990

by Don Chesnut 2005

     I accompanied Dr. Frank Ettersohn along with his classes to study the carbonate environments of San Salvador Island, the Bahamas (Google Map). The following are descriptions and links to photographs while I was exploring the island. Or you may just want to view the photographs in the thumbnail directory (no maps or descriptions).

Getting there

Research Station

The Gerace Research Station (Google Map) used to be called the CCFL, but was later named after Don Gerace, the long-time head of the research center.


Grahams Harbour and North Point

North Point and Grahams Harbour (Google Map) are across the road from the research center.

Cockburn Town (pronounced Coeburn Town)

Inland lakes near Cockburn Town

This lake and pier (Google Map) are located just east of Cockburn Town.

Cockburn Town Fossil Reef

Cockburn Town and the Cockburn Town Reef (Google Map) are located along the west-central part of the island.

Fernandez Bay

Grotto Beach

Grotto Beach (Google Map) is located on the southwestern part of the island.

Watling Castle Quarry

Roadcut near Grotto Beach

French Bay

Pigeon Creek Lake

Pigeon Creek tidal channel

Pigeon Creek tidal channel, lake, and delta (Google Map) are located in the southeastern part of the island.

Pigeon Creek quarry

Storr's Lake

Dixon Hill Lighthouse

The Dixon Hill Lighthouse (Google Map) is on the northeastern part of the island.

Lighthouse Cave

Boy Scouts

People, etc.

Underwater pictures


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