Roman Rock Lighthouse

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Roman Rock Lighthouse
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Roman Rock Lighthouse
Roman Rock Lighthouse is located in Western Cape
Roman Rock Lighthouse
Western Cape
LocationSimon's Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Coordinates34°10′52.4″S 18°27′36.4″E / 34.181222°S 18.460111°E / -34.181222; 18.460111Coordinates: 34°10′52.4″S 18°27′36.4″E / 34.181222°S 18.460111°E / -34.181222; 18.460111
Year first constructed1861
Automated1919 Edit this on Wikidata
Foundationstone basement
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height17 metres (56 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range20 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 6s.
RaconEdit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberD6140
NGA numberD6140
ARLHS numberSAF-024[1]

Roman Rock Lighthouse is a lighthouse in False Bay, near Simon's Town. It is the only lighthouse in South Africa built on a single rock.[2]

The light was first exhibited on 16 September 1861.[3]

The light was electrified in 1992 at the request of the South African Navy.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Roman Rock The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 22, 2016
  2. ^ http://www.lighthouses.co.za/lighthouses/Tower.asp?TN=Roman%20Rock
  3. ^ Williams, Harold A (1993). Southern Lights. William Waterman Publications. p. 49. ISBN 0-9583751-1-9.
  4. ^ http://www.simonstown.org/roman%20rock%20lighthouse.html


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A flight around the Roman Rock Lighthouse just off Simonstown harbour we did while working on a documentary in False Bay.