Castle Point Lighthouse

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...
Shipwrecked! SA Oranjeland

Shipwrecked! SA Oranjeland

The treacherous East London coast claimed one of its most high-profile victims on Tuesday, 13 August 1974 when the SA Oranjeland ran aground off the Esplanade.Built just five years earlier in Hamburg, Germany, the state-of-the-art cargo vessel left the Port of East...