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Wonga Shoal

Wonga Shoal Lighthouse stood over its Semaphore anchorage for just 11 years between 1901 and 1912.

The lighthouse was erected by Chance Brothers 2.8km off the Semaphore jetty, and first lit on 1st July 1901. It incorporated the lantern and machinery from the old Port Adelaide Lighthouse which it replaced.

Early in the morning of November 17 1912 the sailing ship Dimsdale hit the structure, knocking it over. The two keepers were drowned. Wonga is an aboriginal word meaning sunset or west.

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Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Adelaide  Height - Elevation ?? - ?? 
Lat/Long:   Lantern  
Construction   Lens  
Built 1901  Character  
First Lit   Range NM  
De-activated Open N/A 
Architect   Access  
Reference   Accommodation No 
See Also: Port Adelaide 
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