Thursday, January 04, 2007

QUOIN POINT - Eastern Cape

QUOIN POINT – Eastern Cape

A dangerous promontory between Danger Point and Cape Agulhas, where many ships have been wrecked, including the City of Lincoln in 1946. This lighthouse was installed on the 2 March 1955. It consists of a 21 metre steel tower with a diamond shaped daymark. If you don’t own a 4X4, the lighthouse can be reached by foot along the beach from Buffeljagsbaai and takes about 1hr and 10 mins. The tower was used as temporary light at Cape Agulhas while that lighthouse was being restored, then decommissioned and removed to replace the steel tower of Quoin Point in 1990.

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