Trouvadore Expedition Relaunches

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TROUVADORE EXPEDITION RELAUNCHES

The Trouvadore Expedition led by the Turks and Caicos National Museum alongside US based Ships of Discovery and Windward Media will set sail once again, tomorrow morning for East Caicos in the search for Trouvadore.

The expedition which has been sponsored by the Hartling Group, developers of the sands at Grace Bay and The Palms, Turks and Caicos Tourism Board, Royal West Indies resort, Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, Ocean Club Resorts and donations from the Friends of the Turks and Caicos National Museum, had to be suspended due to Hurricane Frances. The team took shelter in the Turks and Caicos National Museum and thanks to the fact Hurricane Frances left minimal damage in the TCI, the team remain committed to continuing the survey.

The team has re-grouped and will be setting off towards Jackson Cut before sunrise on Sunday. Dr Donald H Keith, lead archaeologist from Ships of Discovery explained “We are optimistic about the survey. In only one day of tow-boarding we identified several potential shipwrecks. When we return, we will continue to work outside the reef around Breezy Point, logging all of the sites for further examination.”

The team will be updating the www.slaveshiptrouvadore.com website from the Turks and Caicos Explorer. Documentary makers Windward Media and David Bowen are aiming to visit Middle Caicos and meet local residents on September 6th and 7th. They have been kindly assisted by Blue Horizon Resort, Air Turks and Caicos and the District Commissioner of Middle Caicos with their plans.
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For further information please contact jackiemulligan@tciway.tc or 649 242 4801