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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Lovely area and a nice tribute to all seamen. We went left down the road towards the wind turbines and watched a few kitesurfers on the waves which was so cool to watch and we sat and had lunch there. It was very windy obviously, but we parked our car so we didn't get hit with the wind and had a nice lunch.

Thank ume03
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Out in the middle of nowhere this huge anchor dedicated to lost seaman. Very fitting to be positioned on the rugged north coast surf.

Thank Jefe52
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

On your way to Baby Beach, this is an opportunity to take a few minutes to learn about Aruba's maritime past, which is inexorably linked to its oil refinery present, while also paying tribute to those sailors who have lost their lives in these waters.

The anchor was dredged from the seabed from one of the many tankers that used to serve the oil refinery on the south end of the island. Despite significant efforts, the vessel from which the anchor came has never been identified, although there are several candidates. Repainted, it now stands as a constant reminder of all those who lost their lives in the waters around Aruba in support of the constant flow of oil into and out of the island.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the anchor, as well as The Colony, or the self-supporting city within Seroe Colorado which once supported the oil refinery, visit lago-colony dot com. This website is a fascinating look at a period in the history of Aruba which still influences the politics and economics of the island to this day.

4  Thank EpiDoc
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Nice view. It is a great tribute to the Seamen.

The day we were there a donkey was standing in front of the anchor almost like he was posing. We couldn't resist taking a picture of him.

1  Thank Christy D
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

It was an interesting photo op, but what can you say - it is an anchor. The best part is that it is a tribute in honor of all seamen. And you have to see it if going to/from Baby Beach. Stop and take a picture.

Thank West_TexasHarleyman
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