Backpackers Plettenberg Bay

Old Whaling Station

May 9, 2010 by No Comment

This was built in 1831 but burnt down in 1914. Whaling operations ceased in 1916. One can still view the original slipway and blubber cauldron. The stinkwood navigational beacon was first erected on Beacon Island in 1771. It was replaced by a stone one by Captain Sewell in 1881.

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