Culpepper Island

Culpepper Island

Culpeper Island is a tiny rock (island) in the Atlantic Ocean close to Bayfield and Ragged Point in Saint Philip, Barbados.

The island is uninhabited and according to some accounts the island is now overgrown with bush and some coconut trees.

Due in part to the abundance of vegetation on Culpepper, some sheep herders in the past have been known to take their sheep out to the island by boat to graze.

It is quite possible to wade out to Culppeper Island from the mainland during low tide as it is only about 30 meters away, but discretion must be used, as Culpepper is on the turbulent Atlantic Ocean side of Barbados. Further, the rocky footing can also be dangerous to walk on. Visitors are well advised to bear in mind that the East Point Lighthouse at this location was built to save ships from the dangers of this same turbulent coastline.

On 12 March 2006 members of the region's indigenous Lokono-Arawak and Karifuna-Carib tribes have attempted to make a claim on Culpepper Island to be their own. They stated that they were descendants of Princess Marian, daughter of the last Hereditary Lokono-Arawak Chief Amorotahe Haubariria (Flying Harpy Eagle) of the Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawaks who is buried in the Westbury Cemetery in Barbados.[1]

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Coordinates: 13°09′57″N 59°26′36″W / 13.16583°N 59.44333°W / 13.16583; -59.44333

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