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Name: Cape Town Breakwater Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cape Town, , South Africa

Location: End of breakwater on NW side of harbor at Cape Town.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
National Ports Authority

Tower Height: 33

Height of Focal Plane: 44

Characteristic and Range: Green flash every 2 seconds; range 5 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Green square skeletal tower; lantern roof is white.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1801: ?. 1863: Light on tramway, moved in or out according to weather; focal plane height 25 feet. 1916: Post light.

Date Established: 1801

Date Present Tower Built: c. 1930s

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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