Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 708

Grand Turk Lighthouse and the light keeper’s house Grand Turk Grand Turk is the second most populated island in the country after Providenciales. The capital, Cockburn Town, is located here. On its 6.9 mi² (18 km²), 4,831 (2012 Census) call it home. Its most famous landmark is a lighthouse, built in 1852. No longer operational, it is now a tourist attraction. The Turks and Caicos National Museum is also located on Grand Turk. You will find it on historic Front Street, whose architecture reflects the island’s British-Bermudian heritage. There’s a wealth of fascinating displays here, including a 500-800 year-old Lucayan duho, (a ceremonial chair), and artefacts from the Molasses Reef Wreck, which was the oldest European shipwreck excavated in the Western Hemisphere. Columbus Landfall National Park is located on the western coast of the island where it is believed Christopher Columbus first made landfall in the New World. There are also many beautiful beaches on this side of the island, such as Cockburn Town Beach and Governor’s Beach. Cockburn Town, Grand Turk © www.visittci.com Photo Credit: Kaieri Photography/ www.visittci.com