Cape Baily Light
Cape Baily Light, 2007
New South Wales
|Year first constructed||1950|
|Tower shape||square tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern|
|Height||9.1 metres (30 ft)|
|Focal height||54.9 metres (180 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||13 nautical miles (24 km)|
|Characteristic||Fl (4) W 16s.|
|Managing agent||National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)|
|Heritage||listed on the Commonwealth Heritage List|
Cape Baily Light is an active lighthouse located at Cape Baily, a headland at the south side of the entrance to Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The light serves in help north-bound shipping hug the coast to avoid the strong southerly currents further out to sea.
The light was first considered in 1931 but only constructed in 1950. Its lantern enclosure was taken from an unknown late-19th-century lighthouse. It is currently solar powered.
The light is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, while the site is managed by Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water as part of the Botany Bay National Park.
- According to List of Lights. "Lighthouses of Australia" says 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi).
- According to List of Lights and The Lighthouse Directory. "Lighthouses of Australia" says "Flashing (3) in 9 Seconds".
- List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 131.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: New South Wales". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
- "The Cape Baily Light at the entrance to Botany Bay". Lighthouses of New South Wales. Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
- Searle, Garry. "Cape Baily". Lighthouses of New South Wales. SeaSide Lights.
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