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Lighting the way-Grand Turk

The Turks and Caicos islands have the third largest barrier reef, and so this lighthouse was erected in 1852 to spare more ships from its treacherous coral outcrops.

 

It stands 60 feet tall and is prefabricated of cast-iron by a company in England. Positioned on a limestone bluff at the north end of Grand Turk. The original Argand 8 lamps were fuled by whale oil, but sadly did not prevent further wrecks over the next forty years.

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Taken on January 8, 2007