Cape St Martin Lighthouse in Duyker Eiland, St Helena Bay, Western Cape
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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