Castle Point Lighthouse

Precious, precious photo of our port and the old Castle Point lighthouse, back in the day. Unfortunately the photo is not dated.

Castle Point Lighthouse was commissioned on the 1st of August 1860. Built on a rubble base, it was a tapered square timber tower painted red and white, located near the stem of the breakwater on the West Bank side of the harbour. Although it was originally intended to be a temporary structure, it remained in service for 35 years; even after it had been decommissioned, the building itself somehow survived for another 34 years, and was only demolished in 1929.

Source: Lighthouses South Africa