It was March 6th, 1775 when Prince Hall and fourthteen other men of colour were initiated in an Irish Military lodge number 441 under Worshipful Master John Batt. Now 230 years later on September 3rd 2005, Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden Ersley Johnson of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Commonwealth of the Bahamas, led a delegation consisting of District Deputy Grand Master Eugene Nairn and P.M. Everette Mackey to Providence Lodge No. 928 Irish Constitution
The occasion was the installation of Right Worshipful Master Peter Desmond Cole as the 3rd Master of Providence Lodge 928, held at Victoria Lodge Temple Bay St. This marked the first official visitation of a Prince Hall Lodge to an Irish lodge in the Bahamas. The installation was also attended by the R.W. District Grand Master James Bain & the District Grand Lodge of the Bahamas and Turks, E.C., R.W. District Grand Master Idres Reid & the District Grand Lodge of the Bahamas S.C. and the Provincial Assistant Grand Master P.H.G. Stuart & Provincial Grand Lodge of Jamaica and the Bahamas I.C.