Lighthouse, Mouille Point
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT of the CAPE COLONY: Architect
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Mouille Point Lighthouse stood in the grounds of the present-day Granger Bay campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) at Mouille Point. It commenced operation on 1 July 1842. The lighthouse was decommissioned on 15 April 1906. All that remains is the lower third of the lighthouse shaft - capped by a modern concrete slab.
Submitted by Bev Young, May 2019
The Green Point Lighthouse is often mistaken for the Mouille Point Lighthouse.
The original lighthouse, designed by Charles Michell and completed in 1842, had a pyramidal shape. It was replaced by the second lighthouse, which had a cylindrical tower shape and is still partly extant, in 1865.
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