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The Garden Route - Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse - Mossel Bay, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 34° 11.158 E 022° 09.368
34H E 606535 N 6216619
Quick Description: Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse is located in Mossel Bay on the beautiful garden Route. It is the only rock lighthouse on the South African coast.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 9:06:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJ2N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The Cape St. Blaize lighthouse was erected in 1864 to designs by the Colonial engineer, R. Robinson and up until recently, was one of the only two lighthouses manned 24 hours daily on the South African Coastline.

Until the late 1970s a clockwork system was originally used to turn the lens and it required a lightkeeper to climb up the tower and wind it up every three hours. All the navigational aids and joining plant are fully automated now, but a senior lightkeeper and two lightkeepers are still employed. A constant radio watch is kept and the regular meteorological duties are also undertaken.

St. Blaize Lighthouse in Mossel Bay is open for tours throughout the year from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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Official Name: The Garden Route

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