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Crown Point is a town in southwestern Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. It contains the Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport which was formerly known as the Crown Point Airport. It is near Store Bay, Buccoo Reef, and Pigeon Point.

History

The name component "Crown" does not derive from the English word "crown", but from the Englisch word "couronian", referring to the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia that ruled over Tobago in the late 17th century.[1]

Lighthouse

Crown Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in Scarborough, on the south west extremity of Tobago in the nearby the airport. The lighthouse consist of a square metal tower with gallery and lantern 26 metres (85 ft) high and has a focalheight of 35 metres (115 ft). It is powered by solar unit and emits an alternating group of four white flashing repeated every 20 seconds visible up to 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi).

See also

References

  1. ^ Anthony, Michael (1997). Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago. London: Scarecrow Press. p. 173. ISBN 0-8108-3173-2.