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Hood Point Lighthouse
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Date Established: 1895
Date Present Tower Built: 1895
Height of Tower: 19 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 55 ft.
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Open to Public?: Yes, all year round
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DescriptionThis is one of the most popular lighthouses in South Africa. The Hood Point Lighthouse has seen action since 1895; and is South Africa's oldest original lighthouse. It still has a diaphone foghorn operating there! The lighthouse has a 1st Order Fresnel Lens still operating and gives 4 group flashes every 40 seconds. This lighthouse was never automated to keep its history alive!
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||Date posted: Wed Jan 4, 2012