by Larry Smith
A few years ago I visited Little Harbour on Abaco—a solar-powered community of some 50 homes encircling a picturesque cove near Cherokee Sound.
"It is beautiful beyond description," Johnston wrote at the time. "In this landlocked haven there is a perfect semicircle of white beach gently lapped by water so clear you can not tell where dry sand stops and water begins...There is no sign of man except the distant roof of the Little Harbour Light."
Johnston set himself up as a charter skipper and sculptor, becoming a local celebrity and a citizen within a few years. His bronze statue of a Bahamian woman was installed on Prince George Wharf in 1975, while his biography, Artist on his Island, was published the following year.