Cape St Martin Lighthouse is situated on the southern side of St Helena Bay. The drum lens and acetylene gas flasher produces a 2 000 candela flashing light. A red sector of 35 degrees covers the Britannia Reef.
|Candlepower||2 000 C.D.|
|Character of Light||One white and one red flash every 10 seconds|
|Installation Date||12 December 1977|
|Range||10 sea miles|
|Structure||10m aluminium lattice tower with triangular daymark|
|Type of Light||Flashing acetylene gas|
|Original cost||R17 278|
St Martin was a Roman soldier who was baptised as an adult. During a snow storm he tore his cloak in half to give to a beggar to keep him warm. That night he dreamt that Jesus was wearing the other half.
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