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Cape Martin

Cape Martin replaced the old lighthouse on Penguin Island

The first light in the Beachport area was on Penguin Island in 1878, and the ruins can be seen just offshore. Automated in 1918 the keepers quarters were removed and in 1959 it was abandoned.

Replaced by the Cape Martin Light a short tower of just 4.5 metres, it utilised the lantern of the Penguin Island Light.

The original Cape Martin tower was found to be too short and was raised from its original 4.5m in 1980.

Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Beachport  Height - Elevation 8.2m (27ft) - 38.4m (126ft) 
Lat/Long: 3730.0'S 14001.0'E  Lantern  
Construction White square concrete tower  Lens  
Built 1959  Character Fl.(4)W. period 20s 
First Lit   Range NM 18W  
De-activated   Open Grounds only 
Architect   Access Road 
Reference 8092 K 2126  Accommodation No 
Sources: Lighthouses of South Australia - Ronald Parsons 
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