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65 Salt Pier in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

The waterfront along Cockburn Town is accented by an old wooden salt pier. This is where ships were loaded with salt beginning in the late 17th century. By 1725, as many as 1,000 salt rakers worked in the 227 acres of salinas. The quality of Turks Island salt was so exceptional it was exported across the world until the early 1960s.

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Front St & Market St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands

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