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Corny Point

Corny Point was completed in 1882 from local limestone and the kerosene light was first lit on the 1st March 1882. The lighthouse stands 12.2 metres high, with a focal plane 29.9 metres above sea level.

The optical apparatus was designed and built by Chance Brothers of Birmingham England, and consists of a 2.72 metre Dioptric Fixed Third Order Lens, complete with upper and lower reflecting prisms.

The lighthouse was originally staffed by a head keeper and an assistant, the light being serviced twice annually by Government steamship. 2 stone keepers cottages were removed when de-manned in 1920. It was converted to automatic acetylene at that time and then in 1978 converted to electricity. It has a range on 33km


Corny Point - Late summer's afternoon December 2002 Garry Searle
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Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Yorke Peninsula  Height - Elevation 15.5m (51ft) - 29.9m (98ft) 
Lat/Long: 3454.0'S 13701.0'E  Lantern  
Construction White round stone tower  Lens 3rd order 
Built 1882  Character Fl.(4)W.R. period 20s 
First Lit 1/03/1882  Range NM 19W 15R  
Automated 1920     
De-activated   Open Grounds only 
Architect   Access Road 
Reference 8432 K 1996  Accommodation No 
Sources: Personal visit 
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