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Robben Island Lighthouse was commissioned in 1865 on the highest point of the island. Jan Van Riebeeck’s diary mentions an open flame that was lit there when ships were expected in 1656. The Lighthouse is an 18 meter masonry tower and is the only lighthouse in South Africa with alight that does not rotate. (It Flashes) Robben Island has a long history of housing mental patients, lepers and prisoners including Nelson Mandela who was kept there for 18 years. Posted by Joe Viljoen

Robben Island Lighthouse was commissioned in 1865 on the highest point of the island. Jan Van Riebeeck’s diary mentions an open flame that .

Lighthouse II Canvas Art - Cees van Oostmalle (18 x 24)

Lighthouse II Canvas Art - Cees van Oostmalle (18 x 24)

Lighthouse port of Mogadishu Mogadishu, known locally as Xamar, is the largest city in Somalia

Lighthouse port of Mogadishu Mogadishu, known locally as Xamar, is the largest city in Somalia

Robben Island Light South Africa  Creative Commons photo by Danie van der Merwe

Robben Island Light South Africa Creative Commons photo by Danie van der Merwe

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A Ship in High Seas Caught by a Squall, known as 'The Gust' - Willem van de Velde II

Lighthouse, Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (www.secretlanka.com) #SriLanka #Galle #Lighthouse

Lighthouse, Galle, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (www.secretlanka.com) #SriLanka #Galle #Lighthouse

Hoge Vuurtoren IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlands 1878 - #lighthouses…

Hoge Vuurtoren IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlands 1878 - #lighthouses…

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