| sandstone tower|
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conical frustum tower with balcony and lantern
unpainted sandstone tower, white lantern room, red lantern dome and rail balcony
Chance Brothers Fresnel lens
Cape Borda Lightstation, Admirals Arch, Cape Willoughby, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Vivonne Bay
The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse is a lighthouse in South Australia located at Cape du Couedic on Kangaroo Island.
The lighthouse which was constructed between 1906–1909, consists of a tower built from 2,000 pieces of local stone, together with three four-roomed cottages to house the head keeper and two assistants with their families. The light characteristic shows two flashes every ten seconds, emitted at a focal plane height of 103 metres (338 ft). A Fresnel lens made by Chance Brothers is used there.
For many of its early years the site was inaccessible by land. Stores, materials and equipment brought by boat were hauled up to the lighthouse by a flying fox winching system originally powered by a pair of horses.
Today the lighthouse is automated and visitors to the area can stay in the old keepers' cottages.
The lighthouse, its former keepers' cottages, stable and store, and the following structures at Weirs Cove - jetty, funnelway and the ruins of a store have separate listings as state heritage places on the South Australian Heritage Register.
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Wikipedia