New Town Takes Worst of Irene, Emerges Unscathed
Steve Mouzon explains why none of Schooner Bay's windows were blown out by Hurricane Irene:
"So how did these homemade windows manage to withstand Irene's fury with not one broken pane? The same way homemade Bahamian windows have withstood countless storms before her for centuries: the homeowners simply shut their shutters. Schooner Bay shutters are typically solid instead of louvered, so they can take a serious lick from wind-borne debris, protecting the windows behind them, which remain untouched by the storm.
The windows are only the beginning."
Thanks to Steve Mouzon