These wooden hull timbers discovered off East Caicos are remains of the wrecked 19th century Spanish slave ship Trouvadore. Most of the African people on board, destined to live as slaves in Cuba, settled in the Turks and Caicos Islands as free people.

These wooden hull timbers discovered off East Caicos are remains of the wrecked 19th century Spanish slave ship Trouvadore. Most of the African people on board, destined to live as slaves in Cuba, settled in the Turks and Caicos Islands as free people. Credit: Search for the Trouvadore science team.

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