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Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

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Year first lit  1909
Height  25 m
Range  31,484 m
Automated  1957
Construction  sandstone tower
First lit  1909
Focal height  103 m
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Location  Kangaroo Island South Australia Australia
Tower shape  conical frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern  unpainted sandstone tower, white lantern room, red lantern dome and rail balcony
Original lens  Chance Brothers Fresnel lens
Similar  Cape Borda Lightstation, Admirals Arch, Cape Willoughby, Seal Bay Conservation Park, Vivonne Bay

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The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse is a lighthouse in South Australia located at Cape du Couedic on Kangaroo Island.

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History

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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.

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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

Today the lighthouse is automated and visitors to the area can stay in the old keepers' cottages.

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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.

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References

Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Wikipedia


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