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Date registered: November 25, 2013

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  1. History of Lucayans in TCI — January 10, 2015
  2. Christmas presents from Salt Cay — December 27, 2014
  3. Raking for heritage in the Salt Islands — March 23, 2013
  4. Spirit returns from the Dominican Republic — June 27, 2011
  5. With limestone onboard Spirit will revisit history — June 4, 2011

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History of Lucayans in TCI

• Mon, Jan 05, 2015  A NEW book looking at the history and heritage of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands was released on December 9. Bahamian author Tellis Bethel wrote the non-fiction work entitled ‘The Lucayan Sea: Birthplace of the modern Americas’ to unveil a hidden identity, purpose and destiny for the …

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Christmas presents from Salt Cay

The Royal Gazette By Dr Edward Harris Published Dec 27, 2014 While their boating technology did not allow native Americans of the eastern sectors of North and South America to reach Bermuda, the newly invented Bermuda Rig and accompanying Bermuda Sloop allow Bermudians in the later 1600s to reach into those regions, as well as …

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Raking for heritage in the Salt Islands

The Royal Gazette by Dr Edward Harris Published Mar 23, 2013 The sun rises early over the salinas at Salt Cay, as it has from time immemorial, the white froth that would one day be salt forming on the edges of the ponds, much as it has done for many millennia. Not a soul to …

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Spirit returns from the Dominican Republic

By Nadia Arandjelovic Published Jun 27, 2011 The Royal Gazette Budding sailors have successfully completed the adventure of a lifetime with the Bermuda Sloop Foundation. Twenty-seven youngsters and a 52-year-old arrived back to the Island on Saturday after taking part in an exciting humanitarian and adventure project in the Dominican Republic. They were greeted by …

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With limestone onboard Spirit will revisit history

Jonathan Bell Published Jun 4, 2011 The Royal Gazette When the Spirit of Bermuda sloop sets sail for the Dominican Republic this weekend, it will also make a “pilgrimage stopover” in the Turks and Caicos Islands, said Malcolm Kirkland of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation. The vessel is to carry Bermuda limestone quarry block on board …

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Salt Raking in the TCI

Turks and Caicos National Museum

SALT RAKING IN THE TCI Turks & Caicos National Museum Salt Industry The salt industry began with seasonal salt rakers coming to the Islands from Bermuda in the late 1600’s and lasted until commercial exploitation of the salinas ended in the 1960’s. The Museum has done significant research on this aspect of our history. …

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Stepping back into history

Published May 30, 2008 The Royal Gazette In the second part of her series charting a trip from Bermuda on board The Spirit of Bermuda, Ruth O’Kelly-Lynch reports on the salt fields of the Turks and Caicos. The sun blazed down. They were not used to the brutal work conditions. All around them was ‘white …

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Forgotten Turks & Caicos island exudes history and relaxation

Sunday, February 24, 2008 Greg Tasker / The Detroit News BALFOUR TOWN, Salt Cay — The salt is gone from Balfour Town. Once, mahogany-colored men and women in straw hats and barefoot, bent forward in monotonous drudgery, raking salt crystals into small piles. They did so without a sliver of sympathy from the blazing Caribbean …

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Salt Cay Family Robinson

Times of the Islands, Fall 2007 To these siblings, home is nowhere but Salt Cay. Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair Miss Mellie Most residents of Salt Cay tend to be somehow related through several hundred years of marriages and births. There aren’t many different surnames:  Simmons, Smith, Simons, Talbot, Robinson, Dickenson, Been, Wilson, Kennedy, Lightbourne, …

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Inside the White House

Inside the White House Winter 2006/2007 Times of the Islands Digging up the past of Salt Cay’s most famous house. Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair ~ Historic Photos Courtesy the Rosalie K. Harriott Collection Imposing from the air and on the ground, the White House stands as both a sentinel and icon to the …

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