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Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal

Natal Harbour Department's Engineers: Architect

Style:Industrial Archaeology


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30°44'31.08" S 30°27'31.93" E Alt: 9m

Declared a National Monument (now a Provincial Heritage Resource) on 1995 09 22. The prefabricated cast-iron lighthouse at Scottsburgh was dismantled and re-erected at this location. It was equipped with a 700mm focal distance, group-flashing optic. The lens platform was floated on a bed of mercury and the original light source was a petroleum vapour burner.

Writings about this entry

Hoberman, Gerald. 2011. Lighthouses of South Africa : pocket edition. Cape Town - London - New York: The Gerald & Marc Hoberman Collection. pg 144, 145 (ill.)
Williams, Harold. 1993. Southern Lights : Lighthouses of Southern Africa. Cape Town: William Waterman Publications. pg 93-94