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Cape Northumberland

The current Cape Northumberland tower was rebuilt further inland, as the first was in danger of falling into the sea

Department Of Transport Australia
CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND LIGHTHOUSE

The lighthouse was completed and the kerosene light was first lit on 1st May 1882. It was attended by lightkeepers until 1980 when the light was converted to automatic operation. The range of the light is 23 NM.

This plaque commemorates a century of service to shipping and it is placed here in tribute to those lightkeepers and mechanics whose work in maintaining this lighthouse has ensured the safety of lives at sea

Unveiled by Mr A Borkus Regional Engineer for Marine Navigational Aids in South Australia and the Northern Territory on this 2nd of May 1982.

(Inscription from the plaque at the base of the tower)


Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Port McDonnell  Height - Elevation 17.1m (56ft) - 44.8m (147ft) 
Lat/Long: 3803.3'S 14040.2'E  Lantern  
Construction White tower, red band  Lens  
Built 1882  Character Fl.W. period 5s 
First Lit   Range NM 20W  
Automated 1980     
De-activated   Open No 
Architect   Access No 
Reference 8076 K 2132  Accommodation No 
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