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Name: Bird Islands Light (South Africa)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Elizabeth, , South Africa

Location: On the largest of the four Bird Islands, about 40 miles east of Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay.

Managing Organization:
National Ports Authority

The Bird Islands are protected as an important nesting site for the African penguin and other seabirds.

Tower Height: 85

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds.

Description of Tower: Red square stone tower with white band at top and white cross on front; on one-story dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1852

Date Present Tower Built: 1852

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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