Friday, December 29, 2006

HOOD POINT - East London


This lighthouse in the town of East London, replaced Castle Point lighthouse in 1895. A picturesque white circular structure, lovely to visit as set in beautiful surroundings adjacent to the golf course to the west and a cemetery to the north. The concrete tower is 19 metres high and supports an electric Stone-Chance lantern with a range of 31 sea miles. The windows are a unique keyhole shape for easy identification. This lighthouse has a keeper who is most informative. The view from the top is spectacular, with the harbour clearly seen and the recent wreck of the Saf Marine Augulus which was due to engine failure.

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