Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

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Cape du Couedic Lighthouse
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Cape du Couedic Lighthouse
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse is located in South Australia
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse
South Australia
Location Kangaroo Island
South Australia
Australia
Coordinates 36°03′29″S 136°42′19″E / 36.057952°S 136.705151°E / -36.057952; 136.705151Coordinates: 36°03′29″S 136°42′19″E / 36.057952°S 136.705151°E / -36.057952; 136.705151
Year first lit 1909
Automated 1957
Construction sandstone tower
Tower shape conical frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern unpainted sandstone tower, white lantern room, red lantern dome and rail balcony
Height 25 metres (82 ft)
Focal height 103 metres (338 ft)
Original lens Chance Brothers Fresnel lens
Light source mains power
Intensity 38,000 cd
Range 17 nautical miles (31 km)
Characteristic Fl (2) 10s.
Admiralty number K2010[1]
NGA number 8148[1]
ARLHS number AUS-030[1]
Managing agent Australian Maritime Safety Authority[1]

The Cape du Couedic Lighthouse is a lighthouse in South Australia located at Cape du Couedic on Kangaroo Island.

History[edit]

The lighthouse which was constructed between 1906–1909, consists of a tower built from 2,000 pieces of local stone, together with three four-roomed cottages to house the head keeper and two assistants with their families. The light characteristic shows two flashes every ten seconds, emitted at a focal plane height of 103 metres (338 ft). A Fresnel lens made by Chance Brothers is used there.[1]

For many of its early years the site was inaccessible by land. Stores, materials and equipment brought by boat were hauled up to the lighthouse by a flying fox winching system originally powered by a pair of horses.

Today[edit]

Today the lighthouse is automated and visitors to the area can stay in the old keepers' cottages.

The lighthouse, its former keepers' cottages, stable and store, and the following structures at Weirs Cove - jetty, funnelway and the ruins of a store have separate listings as state heritage places on the South Australian Heritage Register.[2][3][4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: South Australia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  2. ^ "Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Flinders Chase National Park". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages, Stable & Store, Flinders Chase National Park". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Weirs Cove Jetty, Funnelway & Store Ruin, Flinders Chase National Park". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 

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