Cockburn Harbour Restoration
Due to its secluded nature, the South Caicos community primarily relies on Cockburn Harbour for the islands shipping needs. Cockburn Harbour is not only the deepest natural harbor in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, but also the largest town on South Caicos. Cockburn Harbour was hit very hard by the hurricanes and multiple boats were beached and capsized in the port. The strong winds and waves from the hurricanes damaged the surrounding retaining walls and sand from the shore was dragged into the port. As a result, the depth of the port was reduced and ships were initially unable to use it.
In the immediate days following the hurricanes, our local partner, Sailrock Resort, began restoration efforts by digging out the port and fixing the surrounding retaining walls. The repair efforts were difficult, but after many hard days of work Cockburn Harbour is now able to accept shipments again. SCHF is continuing to work with our partners to ensure that the port remains open and the residents of South Caicos receive the supplies that they need.