Seal Point Lighthouse

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Seal Point Lighthouse
Cape St Francis Lighthouse Seal Point.jpg
Seal Point Lighthouse
Seal Point Lighthouse is located in Eastern Cape
Seal Point Lighthouse
Location Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 34°12′30″S 24°50′06″E / 34.20833°S 24.83500°E / -34.20833; 24.83500Coordinates: 34°12′30″S 24°50′06″E / 34.20833°S 24.83500°E / -34.20833; 24.83500[1]
Designation SANHO: Z6080, ARLHS: SAF-039, Admiralty: D6386, NGA: 112-32148
Year first constructed 1878[2]
Year first lit 1878[2]
Construction Masonry
Tower shape Tower on top of 1 story building
Markings / pattern White
Height 27.75 metres (91.0 ft) [2][3]
Focal height about 5 metres (16 ft)
Current lens Original 1878 Fresnel
Intensity 2,750,000 CD[1][2]
Range 28 nautical miles (52 km) [1][2]
Characteristic Main Light: White Flash every 5 Seconds [2]
Fog signal Horn Mo(C) 30s[1]
Admiralty number D6386

Seal Point is a lighthouse on Cape St. Francis in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The lighthouse is operational, which also houses a museum. Public access to the top of the tower is allowed in the company of a guide.

Construction on the lighthouse started in November 1875 and it became operational on 4 July 1878.[4] Total construction cost was £20 000.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Section 1 - List of Lights and Radio Signals". List of Lights, Fog Signals, Radio Navigational Aids and Radio Services (2008 ed.). South African Navy, Hydrographic Office. p. 20. ISBN 9780958407175. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Lighthouse Tours". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  3. ^ a b Sellick, W.S.J. (1904). Uitenhage, past and present : souvenir of the Centenary, 1804-1904. p. 125. 
  4. ^ Theal, George McCall (1919). History of South Africa, from 1873 to 1884, twelve eventful years, with continuation of the history of Galekaland, Tembuland, Pondoland, and Bethshuanaland until the annexation of those territories to the Cape Colony, and of Zululand until its annexation to Natal. London: Allen. Retrieved 2009-11-24. 

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