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Name: Grand Turk Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Grand Turk, , Turks and Caicos Islands

Location: Northern tip of Grand Turk Island, British West Indies

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Photo: Turks and Caicos National Museum

Managing Organization:
National Trust of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Telephone: 649-946-1723

P.O. Box 261, Grand Turk
British West Indies
Turks and Caicos Islands

This lighthouse was designed by Alexander Gordon. It was built mainly at the insistence of the Americans who had many ships travelling to and from the Turks Islands, mostly trading in salt. From January through March this is a good location to view passing humpback whales, and throughout the year osprey are regular visitors, often perching on the lighthouse railings.

Tower Height: 60

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1852

Date Present Tower Built: 1852

Date Automated: 1972

Current Use: Historic attraction.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The original Fresnel lens from the lighthouse is in the Turks and Caicos National Museum.

There are no organized tours of the lighthouse and access to the lighthouse itself is prohibited. However, local taxi drivers will take visitors there.


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