Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
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Cape Naturaliste Light house
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is located in Western Australia
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Western Australia
LocationCape Naturaliste
Western Australia
Coordinates33°32′14.4″S 115°01′07.3″E / 33.537333°S 115.018694°E / -33.537333; 115.018694Coordinates: 33°32′14.4″S 115°01′07.3″E / 33.537333°S 115.018694°E / -33.537333; 115.018694
Year first constructed1904
Constructionlimestone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height20 metres (66 ft)
Focal height123 metres (404 ft)
Original lens1st order Chance Brothers Fresnel lens
Intensity930,000 cd
Range25 nautical miles (46 km)
CharacteristicFl W (2) 10s.
Admiralty numberK1790
NGA number8880
ARLHS numberA US-040
Managing agentAustralian Maritime Safety Authority

Cape Naturaliste, in the south west of Western Australia, is the site of a lighthouse which was activated in 1904.[1]

It is a 20-metre (66 ft) high cylindrical tower built of limestone that still uses its original first order Fresnel lens made by Chance Brothers. The light characteristic is "Fl. (2) 10 s", i.e. a group of two flashes every ten seconds, the focal plane is at 123 metres (404 ft) above sea level. Another precious lens optic is displayed there, the second order Fresnel lens of the Jarman Island Light, as well as the original Great Sandy Islands beacon. Both items were originally used on the Pilbara coast further north.

The lighthouse was constructed of limestone quarried from nearby Bunker Bay, which was also known as the "Quarries".

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  1. ^ "Opening Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse". The South-Western News. Busselton, Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 8 April 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 7 December 2015.