The wreckers of Hope Town were not at all happy to see the lighthouse being built. This would mean an end to their very successful livelihood. Many residents refused to give the workers fresh water. It also said, that a few men sculled over one night, to the dock and sank the boats that were filled with building materials. Interestingly, in 2014, the residents of Hope Town celebrated the 150th Birthday of the Lighthouse and are engaged in a Massive Restoration project to ensure that this light stays on!