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Port Shepstone:

South African Lighthouse No. 14

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"if you're thinkin' of being my baby
it don't matter if you're black or white"

The Port Shepstone lighthouse is actually not the original structure. In 1895, when Port Shepstone was just a harbour, a ship's masthead lantern was hung from a ladder-like structure to serve as a beacon to seafarers travelling around that part of our national coastline.

On 10 March 1905 the lighthouse was officially commissioned and developed from a signal station, but in 1906 the new, current, tower structure was erected and painted black and white.

That's checkmate to storms using our coastline to wreak havoc on ships, I guess.


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