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Lighthouse, Scottsburgh
Scottburgh district, KwaZulu-Natal

Natal Harbour Department's Engineers: Architect

Date:1892
Client:SAR&H
Type:Lighthouse
Style:Industrial Archaeology
Status:Repurposed

This was a prefabricated cast-iron tower fitted with lenses and lanterns supplied by Chance Brothers of Smethwick, England, floated on a bed of mercury. The location proved ineffective and in 1905 it was decided to dismantle and relocate it as the Port Shepstone lighthouse to help protect shipping from the Aliwal Shoal.


Writings about this entry

Williams, Harold. 1993. Southern Lights : Lighthouses of Southern Africa. Cape Town: William Waterman Publications. pg 93-94 (ill)