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Name: Hood Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
East London, , South Africa

Location: East coast of South Africa.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
National Ports Authority


There is a visitor center and gift shop here, and a function facility (good for weddings).

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 180

Characteristic and Range: Group flashing 4 flashes every 40 seconds, visible for 31 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, cylindrical masonry tower with red cupola. (Tower was formerly painted in a checkerboard pattern.)

This light is operational

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

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