Cockburn Harbour

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South Caicos Lighthouse
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South Caicos Lighthouse
Cockburn Harbour is located in Turks and Caicos Islands
Cockburn Harbour
Turks and Caicos Islands
Location Cockburn Harbour
Turks and Caicos Islands
Coordinates 21°29′18.5″N 71°31′42.9″W / 21.488472°N 71.528583°W / 21.488472; -71.528583
Year first constructed 1890
Foundation concrete basement
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square frustum tower with light shown through a window
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 5 metres (16 ft)
Focal height 15 metres (49 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)
Characteristic F W
Admiralty number J4808
NGA number 12392[1][2]

Cockburn Harbour is a settlement in the Turks and Caicos. It is the largest community on the island of South Caicos, with some 811 people. It has the best natural harbour of the Caicos Islands, and was once an important centre for regional trade and a major exporter of salt. Today its main industries are fishing and tourism.

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Coordinates: 21°29′N 71°32′W / 21.483°N 71.533°W / 21.483; -71.533