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Corny Point Lighthouse

Coordinates: 34°53′47.7″S 137°00′38.2″E / 34.896583°S 137.010611°E / -34.896583; 137.010611
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Corny Point Lighthouse
LocationCorny Point
South Australia
Coordinates34°53′47.7″S 137°00′38.2″E / 34.896583°S 137.010611°E / -34.896583; 137.010611
Constructionlimestone tower[1]
Height16 metres (52 ft)[1]
Shapecylindrical tower with double balcony and lantern [1]
Markingswhite tower, lantern and dome, red lantern rail [1]
Power sourcemains electricity Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Heritagestate heritage place since 24 July 1980[4]
Focal height30 metres (98 ft)[3]
Lens3rd order Chance Brothers Fresnel lens[1]
Intensity60,000 cd[3]
Range19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)[3]
CharacteristicFour white flashes every 20 seconds; red flashes shown over rocks to the southwest [1]

Corny Point lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Spencer Gulf, South Australia, on the headland known as Corny Point about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) west of the town of Corny Point.

It was commissioned in March 1882 to assist southbound shipping to avoid hazards on the west coast of the peninsula south of Corny Point and to determine during darkness where Hardwicke Bay lies if required as a place of shelter from the weather. It was converted to automatic operation in 1920 and along with the demolition of the lighthouse keeper accommodation. The lighthouse has been listed on the South Australian Heritage Register since 24 July 1980.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Corny Point Panorama from Beach

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: South Australia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b Parsons, Ronald (1985), Lighthouses of South Australia, R. Parsons, pp. 12 & 15, ISBN 978-0-909418-35-9
  3. ^ a b c d "The Troubridge Island Lighthouse". Malcolm S Macdonald trading as Lighthouse Computer Training & Development. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Corny Point Lighthouse". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Search results for Corny Point Lighthouse (Record Id SA0016223)". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Report of the President of the Marine Board". South Australian Advertiser. Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 2 August 1873. p. 2. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, p. 201, ISBN 978-1-86254-680-6

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