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The Old Lighthouse, Cape Point | Cape Town - Western Cape, South Africa (IMG_9260.jpg)

The Old Lighthouse, Cape Point

This iron tower was built in 1857 and shone from its perch on Cape Maclear from 1860 until 1919 when it passed its candle onto the new lighthouse. The original lighthouse comprised of sixteen metallic reflectors which flashed a white light (2000 candle power) lasting twelve seconds every minute. In contrast the new Cape Point Lighthouse is the most powerful light on the South African coastline visible from a distance of thirty four nautical sea miles it emits a revolving light power of 10,000,000 Candelas.
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