View of the island from above
COUNTRY The Bahamas
• TOTAL 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
• TOTAL nil
• OFFICIAL English
CAY SAL (Spanish : Cayo de Sal) is a small island in the Cay Sal Bank between Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas. It is no longer inhabited.
* 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links
The island is covered with stunted palm trees and marked by several dilapidated buildings standing on its western side. In its interior there is a large salt pond commonly replenished by heavy wind-driven seas that broach the islet along its southwest side.
According to Spanish navigators the island had a few natural salt pans producing good, clean salt, and its leeward side provided an excellent anchorage as well.
From the 1960s to late 1970's the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force
The United States Coast Guard constantly monitors
* ^ A B Derrotero de las islas Antillas, de las costas
Tierra-Firme, y las del Seno Mejicano, Dirección de Hidrografía,
España, Madrid, Imprenta Nacional, 1837. p. 266
* ^ Man rescued from