Lighthouse - Cape Point

The Cape Point lighthouse was commission is 1913 as a navigational landmark. This was due to the fact that this beautiful finger of land has always been hazardous to ships, especially at night. The original lighthouse (now the old lighthouse) was commission on 1 May 1860 and proved to be a failure. The New Lighthouse is at a height of just 87m above the water. http://capepoint.co.za/about/
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#TBT The New Lighthouse. The engineer behind the task of relocating the Cape Point lighthouse was Mr. Harry C. Cooper. He selected a site very close to the end of the Peninsula above Dias Rock and eighty-seven metres above sea level. This was one hundred and sixty metres lower than the original lighthouse and would eliminate the problems of visibility. #CapePoint #History

#TBT The New Lighthouse. The engineer behind the task of relocating the Cape Point lighthouse was Mr. Harry C. Cooper. He selected a site very close to the end of the Peninsula above Dias Rock and eighty-seven metres above sea level. This was one hundred and sixty metres lower than the original lighthouse and would eliminate the problems of visibility. #CapePoint #History

#TBT The picture was taken in the 1914’s of the Old Lighthouse at Cape Point at the time of the opening of the new lighthouse; further down the point of Cape Point. The lighthouse keeper seen here is either J.T. Bennett or J. Piper - Bennett's term of office ended in 1914 and Piper's began. Pic:Simon’s Town Museum #Cape Point #Lighthouse #History

#TBT The picture was taken in the 1914’s of the Old Lighthouse at Cape Point at the time of the opening of the new lighthouse; further down the point of Cape Point. The lighthouse keeper seen here is either J.T. Bennett or J. Piper - Bennett's term of office ended in 1914 and Piper's began. Pic:Simon’s Town Museum #Cape Point #Lighthouse #History

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The opening ceremony for the new Cape Point Lighthouse in The Mayor of Simon's Town at the time, William Runciman, can be seen on the horse. The old lighthouse can be seen in the background - it was built in


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