Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tune In

Recently, NBC's Today Show did some filming for their show, at the lighthouse here in Hope Town. Dave, who had just spearheaded a Harbour Rats project of building a door for one of the storage buildings on the premises, was asked to help out in any way that was needed.

Director of the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society, Annie Potts (who is also author of the book 'Last Lights: The Hand-Wound Lighthouses of the Bahama Islands'), along with Dave Gale who founded the Society (and is author of the books Ready About: 'Voyages of Life in the Abaco Cays' AND more recently 'Below Another Sky: A Bahama Memoir').

"Dave Squared" and showing off their bosun's whistles.

When the film crew arrived, Dave helped them dock their two chartered catamarans. Then all the equipment came out onto the dock.

Here the lighthouse keeper is interviewed.

Although Dave didn't make it into any of the shots, he claims that our skiff did for some reason. We'll laugh if 'Safari' has its moment of fame, but it will probably get edited out.

The film crew was only here for a few hours before moving on to the southern Bahamas. This feature is about all of the Bahamas, but it's great that the historic Elbow Reef Lighthouse was included.

The show is scheduled to air on Thursday and Friday, February 9th and 10th at 10 A.M. Eastern time, but check your local listings.

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