Cape Campbell Lighthouse
|Location||Cape Campbell, South Island, New Zealand|
|Year first constructed||1870|
|Year first lit||1870|
|Tower shape||Cylindrical tower|
|Markings / pattern||White and Black|
|Height||22 metres (72 ft)|
|Focal height||47 metres (154 ft)|
|Range||35 kilometres (22 mi)|
|Characteristic||White FL(1) 15s|
The original lighthouse at this site was first lit on August 1, 1870. However, this lighthouse was constructed of timber, and in 1898 these timbers were found to be decaying. This led to the construction of the current cast iron tower, which began operating in October 1905.
The light was originally fueled by oil. In 1938 the oil lamp was replaced with an electric one powered by a local diesel generator. This was subsequently replaced by a connection to the mains grid in the 1960s. The light was fully automated in 1986 and is now managed from a control room in Wellington.
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