1/31/2020

cape egmont lighthouse


The lighthouse was built in London in the mid-1800s. In 1865, the cast-iron segments were shipped to New Zealand and assembled on Mana Island, north of Wellington. However, this spot proved unsatisfactory. Several shipping accidents later, it was thought that the Mana light was being confused with the lighthouse at Wellington Heads.

In 1881, the tower was dismantled and carried in sections to Cape Egmont. The huge, cast iron sections would have been ferried ashore by surfboats, then dragged up to the site by bullock teams.

https://www.southtaranaki.com/Visit/Things-to-see-and-do/Attractions/Cape-Egmont-Lighthouse/

13 comments:

Sandi said...

It is beautiful. I dreamt of a lighthouse last night!

At Home In New Zealand said...

Great photo of this lighthouse. I visited here once, about 25-30 years ago, and found it almost impossible to get into a position to photograph it because of all the surrounding vegetation. Gotta luv lighthouses!

Mikael Bergman said...

A beautiful picture of the lighthouse

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous! I love lighthouses!

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kiwikid said...

Always love a light house, just thinking about the amount of work involved back in the day when this was constructed. Would have been a huge job.

diane b said...

That sounds like it was a lot of hard work. Amazing history .

Stewart M said...

I am always amazed how some of these building were built - given how much machinery is used today!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful view of the lighthouse! Enjoy your day, have a happy week ahead.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful

David M. Gascoigne, said...

As Stewart mentions above, the logistics are quite staggering to have the various components made in England and shipped to NZ for assembly, and all without the aid of modern cranes.

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Nice one

windowtothebeauty said...

It looks so peaceful and natural <3 Regards:*