Currie Lighthouse

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Currie Lighthouse
Currie Harbour-King Island-Australia.jpg
Currie harbour on King Island
Currie Lighthouse is located in Tasmania
Currie Lighthouse
Currie Lighthouse
Location Currie
King Island
Tasmania
Australia
Coordinates 39°55′46.4″S 143°50′32.4″E / 39.929556°S 143.842333°E / -39.929556; 143.842333Coordinates: 39°55′46.4″S 143°50′32.4″E / 39.929556°S 143.842333°E / -39.929556; 143.842333
Year first constructed 1879
Deactivated 1989-1995
Construction wrought iron skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal tower with central cylinder balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 21 metres (69 ft)
Focal height 46 metres (151 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 6.5s.
Admiralty number K2189
NGA number 6928
ARLHS number AUS-063[1]
Managing agent King Island Council[2]

Currie Lighthouse was built following agitation by Archibald Currie and others for a lighthouse at Currie Harbour, Currie, Tasmania in 1879.[3] Planned and fabricated by Chance Brothers in England, it was devised as a 21-metre (69 ft)-tall square pyramidal truss iron tower with an iron cylinder centered inside and then shipped to Tasmania to be erected. After an inactive period from 1989 to 1995, the light is now active again. The light characteristic is "Fl. 6 s", i.e. one flash every six seconds. The lightsource's focal plane is situated 46 metres (151 ft) above sea level. The adjacent keeper's house was turned into a museum in 1980.

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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. ^ Currie Lighthouse Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Tasmania". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.