Great Fish Point

Name Great Fish Point
Structure 9 metre octagonal masonry tower painted with vertical black and white strip
Other Features
Date Installed 1 July 1898
Description The Great Fish Point lighthouse is situated at Great Fish Point near the mouth of the Great Fish River a mere 25 km from the coastal holiday resort of Port Alfred. The establishment of this lighthouse arose out of a recommendation from the Lighthouse Commission of the time appointed by the Governor of the Cape Colonial Government in 1890.
The construction of the lighthouse was delayed and was only lit on 1 July 1898. The 9 metre octagonal masonry tower painted in vertical Black and white stripes is situated 76 metres above sea level and is approximately 800 metres from the shoreline. The light flashes once every 10 seconds and has an approximate candle power of 5 000 000 candelas with a range of 32 sea miles.
The cost of the building was 10 000-155-0-2 Sterling

Light Type Revolving Electric
Light Character 1 flash every 10 seconds
Light Range 32 sea miles
Light Power 5 000 000 CD
Height of focal Plane 85 metres above high water

Position 33 31 10 South, 27 06 34 East