Cape Sorell Lighthouse
Location in Tasmania
|Location||Entrance to Macquarie Harbour
|Year first constructed||1899|
|Tower shape||conical frustum tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower and lantern dome, grey lantern|
|Height||40 metres (130 ft)|
|Focal height||51 metres (167 ft) AHD|
|Light source||solar power|
|Characteristic||Fl (2) 15s.|
|Heritage||Australian Heritage Register|
The Cape Sorell Lighthouse is a heritage-listed lighthouse that is located on Cape Sorell in the West Coast region of Tasmania, Australia. The lighthouse is situated approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of .
Constructed and first lit in 1899, the 40-metre-high (130 ft) lighthouse is the only structure remaining from a brick complex of tower, three houses and engine room, except for the foundation remnants of the three keepers' residences. The light characteristic is a group of two flashes that occurs every fifteen seconds, its focal plane is at 51 metres (167 ft) above sea level with a white light intensity of 208,000 candlepower, visible for 32 kilometres (20 mi) and the red, of 83,000 candlepower, visible for 19 kilometres (12 mi).
- "Cape Sorell Lighthouse (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- "Place ID 13246". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment.
- "THE CAPE SORELL LIGHTHOUSE.". The Mercury. LXXIII, (9051) (Tasmania, Australia). 6 March 1899. p. 2. Retrieved 13 May 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- The visitors book for 1932 -1969 has been retained at the Maritime Museums of Tasmania Visitors book - Cape Sorell Lighthouse, retrieved 13 May 2016
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Tasmania". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Sinclair, Ian (2012-04-10), Old lighthouse goes automatic, retrieved 13 May 2016
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