Morgan Lighthouses

There are four of these, all dating from the same period just prior to the War of 600, when the family sought to counter their waning influence by competing with the Barons in erecting civic architecture. Only two still operate, on The Headland and at the end of Lake Street near the Public Boat Launch, where they are still relied upon by boatmen on the river. The others have long been abandoned, but they were partially restored by Casimar as a gift to Surfers’ Beach when he also repaired the Imperial docks there. These ‘tourist lighthouses’ don’t operate and the doors are welded shut, but the two current Morgan lights have quarters inside for their keepers and huge revolving lights. In former days these consumed vast amounts of fuel; today they are lit by White Phosphorus. The lighthouses are built on a square base of old stone blocks, with towers of red-painted iron sheets welded together and thick glass for the light-box.

Morgan Lighthouses

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