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                                           Long Island

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Long on beauty, in fact 80 miles of uninterrupted coastline, yet, only four miles wide; its a "no brainer"  how  Long Island got its name.

Long Island has a few distinctions. It is named: the most scenic island in The Bahamas. Cape Santa Maria Beach is listed among the most beautiful beaches in the world. Dean's Blue Hole, located outside of the settlement of Stella Maris plunging over 660 feet, is the world's deepest Blue Hole. Definitely an island to visit with its distinctive landscapes, consisting of rugged hills, crashing waves along the Atlantic east coast, and contrasting tranquil waters on the west coast.

This island was originally called Yuma by the Arawak Indians, and Fernandina by Columbus. Later, many Loyalist families settled on Long Island, establishing cotton plantations and raising cattle and sheep. Today, Long Island thrives enjoying a diverse economy depending on Tourism, Farming, and some agriculture. Fishing however dominates the economy.