Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands — Caribbean Region (Atlantic Ocean)
Horatio Nelson Lookout Point
To the west lies Columbus Passage. A subject of debate some historians believe Christopher Columbus' first landfall in the New World was on Grand Turk. To the east is the Northeast Reef, the shallow reef which caused hundreds of shipwrecks off Grand Turk.
Columbus Trail runs to the west and to Black Rock Beach. Buccaneer's Path runs to the east to windward Smuggler's Beach.
Location. 21° 30.719′ N, 71° 8.03′ W. Marker is in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk. Marker is on Lighthouse Road, on the left. 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, 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); The Northeast Reef (within shouting distance of this marker); Trouvadore Shipwreck (within shouting 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); Lighthouse Keeper's Residence & Bermuda Kitchen (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Naval Facility (about 90 meters away); Miramar (approx. 4.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cockburn Town.
Regarding Horatio Nelson Lookout Point. Joining the Royal Navy at the age of 12, Horatio Nelson was to rise through the ranks of British sailors and enjoy being one of the greatest and most loved people of his time.
Also see . . . Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, Wikipedia entry. an English flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. Of his several victories, the most well known and notable was The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was shot, dying towards the end of the battle. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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