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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.

South Caicos Lighthouse
South Caicos Light.png
South Caicos Lighthouse
Cockburn Harbour is located in Turks and Caicos Islands
Cockburn Harbour
Turks and Caicos Islands
LocationCockburn Harbour
Turks and Caicos Islands
Coordinates21°29′18.5″N 71°31′42.9″W / 21.488472°N 71.528583°W / 21.488472; -71.528583
Year first constructed1890
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapesquare frustum tower with light shown through a window
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height5 metres (16 ft)
Focal height15 metres (49 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)
CharacteristicF W
Admiralty numberJ4808
NGA number12392[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Turk and Caicos Islands The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 27 January 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.

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