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

Horatio Nelson Lookout Point

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Horatio Nelson Lookout Point Marker
Inscription. Lookout Point is named in honor of British Admiral Horatio Nelson who fought for Grand Turk's liberation from French occupants in March 1783. The French occupied Grand Turk for a short time and famed Horatio Nelson led a daring but failed attack to retake the island.

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
Horatio Nelson Lookout Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
2. Horatio Nelson Lookout Point Marker
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); 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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Horatio Nelson Lookout Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 11, 2011
3. Horatio Nelson Lookout Point Marker
Horatio Nelson image. Click for full size.
Artist Lemuel Francis Abbott (Wikipedia)
4. Horatio Nelson
Horatio Nelson Lookout Point looking to Black Rock Beach image. Click for full size.
By Linda Stroud, February 11, 2011
5. Horatio Nelson Lookout Point looking to Black Rock Beach
Horatio Nelson Lookout Point looking to the east to windward Smuggler's Beach. image. Click for full size.
By Linda Stroud, February 11, 2011
6. Horatio Nelson Lookout Point looking to the east to windward Smuggler's Beach.
view also, of the Northeast Reef
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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