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In 1841, a Spanish slaveship named Trouvadore wrecked on the shores of East Caicos in the British West Indies. In a strange twist of fate, it had wrecked in a place where slavery had long been outlawed. Everyone aboard survived the wreck, and the would-be slaves were rescued and freed by local authorities...their descendants still live in the islands to today.

In collaboration with archeologists, historians, geneticists, and descendants of the slave-ship's survivors, Windward Media and
HoustonPBS are producing a broadcast documentary about the search for Trouvadore, and about the doomed slaveship's long-forgotten history and legacy.

Trouvadore Project

The Search for Trouvadore  Film Preview 

Turks & Caicos Nat. Museum  www.tcmuseum.org

Two African idols,  found on board the last Spanish slaver wrecked  in the year
1841 at Breezy Point on the Caicos Islands."
     George Gibbs, 1878