Carib Caves

Carib Caves (HM1K7H)

Location: , Gros Islet
Country: Saint Lucia

N 14° 5.432', W 60° 57.971'

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Carib Caves
The Caribbean Sea gets its name from the Calingo or Carib people from South America who began their migration northward into the Antilles about 1000 A.D. They settled in areas close to the mainland supplies of fresh water, flora and fauna, near the sea but safe from surprise attack.
As well as building wood and thatch shelters, the Carib also exhibited troglodytic or cave-dwelling tendencies and used these small caves among the borders along the shoreline.
They dived for conch shells and fished with bow and arrow, spears, lines, nets. The also used birds such as the pelican and the kingfisher: a long line would be tied to the bird; once the bird had caught its fish, it would be quickly snatched away.
Look for offshore marine life and corals, coloured sea algae on the rocks beyond the caves, and orchids growing on the cliff face. Also look for the zemi on top of the big rock.
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HM NumberHM1K7H
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Placed BySaint Lucia National Trust
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Date Added Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 719588 N 1558687
Decimal Degrees14.09053333, -60.96618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 5.432', W 60° 57.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 5' 25.92" N, 60° 57' 58.26" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Gros Islet , LC
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