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Great Camanoe is a small island located just north of Beef Island and northeast of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands which forms part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Great Camanoe is primarily a residential island, divided into two residential communities, Indigo Plantation and The Privateers, both on the southern half of the island. Access to the island is by boat only. Visitors often anchor at Lee Bay or Cam Bay, a national park and good snorkeling site.
Great Camanoe was named after Pieter Adriensen (whose nickname was "the Commander", from which Camanoe is derived), who was effectively second in command of the Territory during the 1630s, when his brother, Abraham Adriensen, was appointing Patron of the British Virgin Islands by the Dutch West India Company.
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