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Just a thought ... how about upgrading Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Dear Sir,

My ten-year-old grandson was just visiting us from Jamaica for his summer holidays.

The interior of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is reported to be in a disappointing condition

It was his first time in Bermuda. He took part in many different camps, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He had a great time while he was here and so did we.

One of the things we did was to visit the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, which was a real treat for him.

A big disappointment, however, was the internal informational displays in the lighthouse, which had become very tired and, in most cases, hard to even read the information, history, etc.

We were very frustrated, as my grandson wanted to know all about this historic lighthouse.

Fortunately, as a Bermudian, I knew most of its history, but what if I had been a tourist? And there were many there that day who were either just leaving or about to walk up the 185 steps!

Our government and the Bermuda Tourism Authority should really do something about improving the visitor experience by updating the internal display and informational panels.

God knows, we are always talking about how we can improve things for a better visitor experience. This would be one small way of making sure one of Bermuda’s landmarks really stands out.

The reason I’ve called my letter “Just a thought” is because of the recent government mailer that has just been sent to all Bermuda households apprising us of what a great job it is doing.

Surely the money spent on such a flyer could have been put to better use, such as improving the visitor experience at the lighthouse.

Most of us often do not bother even reading these types of mailers, and they just end up in the trash!

What a waste, which we can’t afford.

Just a thought!



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Published August 30, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated August 30, 2022 at 7:53 am)

Just a thought ... how about upgrading Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

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