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Lighthouse, Mahlongwa Heads
uMkomaas 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 Green Point Lighthouse (Umkomaas).


Writings about this entry

Williams, Harold. 1993. Southern Lights : Lighthouses of Southern Africa. Cape Town: William Waterman Publications. pg 93