The Bean Rock Lighthouse

The Bean Rock Lighthouse at the Waitemata Harbour with Mission Bay as a backdrop.
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The Bean Rock Lighthouse was built in 1871, and it is the only surviving wave washed wooden cottage type lighthouse in New Zealand. The first keeper, Mr. Brown, was to stay at the lighthouse for nineteen years until his retirement in 1890. He lived in three rooms in the cottage structure that included a living area with a kitchen, a bedroom and a ‘long drop’ toilet to the sea.
Excerpt from New Zealand Lighthouses.

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