The Northeast Reef

The Northeast Reef (HMR6L)

Location: Cockburn Town, Turks Islands TKCA 1ZZ Grand Turk
Country: Turks and Caicos Islands

N 21° 30.722', W 71° 8.014'

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The Northeast Reef is a shallow reef lying to the northeast of Grand Turk and running 2.8 miles into the sea. The Reef lies in the Turks Island Passage, which has been located along trade routes from Jamaica, Cuba and Hispaniola back to Europe since the finding of the New World.

Some estimates indicate that maybe 1,000 shipwrecks in the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Northeast Reef is the most infamous cause. It has caused hundreds of shipwrecks.

Shipwrecks off the Northeast Reef have included all kinds of cargoes imaginable, including coal, lumber, kerosene oil, salt, potatoes, and codfish. Many of these items were utilized in provisioning and building Grand Turk over the years.
HM NumberHMR6L
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19Q E 278988 N 2380326
Decimal Degrees21.51203333, -71.13356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 30.722', W 71° 8.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 30' 43.32" N, 71° 8' 0.84" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 815 Lighthouse Road, Cockburn Town Turks Islands TKCA 1ZZ, TC
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