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Transportation

The sea both separates and connects the various islands of the Bahamas. Individuals travel from one island to another in their own sail boats or take the MAIL or a motorized POOP-POOP. The larger islands are also connected by Bahamasair, which has regular flights to and from Nassau every few days or oftener. This is coordinated with service on PLANE-BOATS to the smaller CAYS.

 On most islands distances are great enough to make having one's own TRANS a considerable convenience. New Providence has JITNEY service at hours that are convenient (for the drivers) and, like most of the islands, it is served by HACKERS. However, private cars are expensive due to high importation taxes and the cost of service at a CAR-GARAGE, although it may be cheaper (at least in the short run) to have repairs done by a BUSH MECHANIC. Once on the open road it may be tempting to MASH the gas and MAKE THE LIMIT, but speeding could lead to a BUCK-UP with a STANDING POLICE.

 For boys a BOX-CART may be fun, but a WHEEL is more practical and offers certain social advantages: they can give friends a TOW or PRANCE their bikes to impress girls.

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Last update: 2011-08-29 06:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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