Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Tasmania
Cape Tourville Lighthouse is located in Tasmania
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Australia Tasmania
LocationFreycinet Peninsula
Coordinates42°07′21.6″S 148°20′34.8″E / 42.122667°S 148.343000°E / -42.122667; 148.343000Coordinates: 42°07′21.6″S 148°20′34.8″E / 42.122667°S 148.343000°E / -42.122667; 148.343000
Year first constructed1971
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height11 feet (3.4 m)
Focal height126 feet (38 m)
Light sourcemains power
Intensity160,000 cd
Range28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 10s.
Admiralty numberK3608
NGA number6664
ARLHS numberAUS-049[1]
Managing agentAustralian Maritime Safety Authority[2]

The Cape Tourville Lighthouse is an unmanned, automatic lighthouse built in 1971 by private contractors (Hurburgh and Olbrich). The road was constructed through virgin eucalypt forest, along with the powerline, with minimal disruption to the National Park. The top of the granite headland was levelled by blasting to provide the base for the light house and parking area.

This lighthouse was built at the same time as the new lighthouse at Point Home, near Triabunna, to provide better guidance for the bulk carriers carrying wood chips from the Triabunna wood chip mill.

It replaced the Cape Forestier Lighthouse which had been situated nearby on another headland jutting off the Freycinet Peninsula known as Lemon Rock.[3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Tasmania". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Cape Tourville Lighthouse Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
  3. ^ "The Cape Tourville Lighthouse". Lighthouses of Tasmania. Lighthouses of Australia Inc. Retrieved 22 June 2009.

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