Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands — Caribbean Region (Atlantic Ocean)
The Northeast Reef
—(Grand Turk) —
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. Touch 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); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cockburn Town.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 675 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.