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Swakopmund, Namibia

Date:c1903 : n.d. : 1982


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22°40'33.06" S 14°31'29.35" E Alt: 15m

First built c1903 it was originally a short stone tower about twelve metres high. It was later extended to twenty-eight metres, but when this happened is not known. The lantern in use in 1923, when the lighthouse was re-established after the First World War, is still in use. Major renovations to the glazing section were undertaken in 1982. (Williams 1993:89)

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Williams, Harold. 1993. Southern Lights : Lighthouses of Southern Africa. Cape Town: William Waterman Publications. pg 89-90