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Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands — Caribbean Region (Atlantic Ocean)
 

The Northeast Reef

 

(Grand Turk)

 
The Northeast Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. The Northeast Reef Marker
Inscription. The Northeast Reef is a shallow reef lying to the northeast of Grand Turk and running 2.8 miles into the sea. The Reef lies in the Turks Island Passage, which has been located along trade routes from Jamaica, Cuba and Hispaniola back to Europe since the finding of the New World.

Some estimates indicate that maybe 1,000 shipwrecks in the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Northeast Reef is the most infamous cause. It has caused hundreds of shipwrecks.

Shipwrecks off the Northeast Reef have included all kinds of cargoes imaginable, including coal, lumber, kerosene oil, salt, potatoes, and codfish. Many of these items were utilized in provisioning and building Grand Turk over the years.
 
Location. 21° 30.722′ N, 71° 8.014′ W. Marker is in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk. Marker is on Lighthouse Road, in the median. Click for map. Located at northern terminus of Lighthouse Road at Lookout Point . Marker is in this post office area: Cockburn Town, Grand Turk 00109-9000, Turks and Caicos Islands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Turk: The Original Columbus Landfall ? (a few steps from this marker); Horatio Nelson Lookout Point (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Northeast Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
2. The Northeast Reef Marker
Trouvadore Shipwreck (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Naval Facility (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouse Keeper's Residence & Bermuda Kitchen (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miramar (approx. 4.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Cockburn Town.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
The Northeast Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By The Northeast Reef Marker
3. The Northeast Reef Marker
The Northeast Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By The Northeast Reef Marker
4. The Northeast Reef Marker
The Northeast Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
5. The Northeast Reef Marker
view of The Northeast Reef, looking northeast image. Click for full size.
By L.T. Stroud, February 11, 2011
6. view of The Northeast Reef, looking northeast
The Northeast Reef looking from the northend of Grand Turk image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
7. The Northeast Reef looking from the northend of Grand Turk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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