Eastern Channel Pile Light

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Eastern Channel Pile Light
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Eastern Channel Pile Light
Eastern Channel Pile Light is located in New South Wales
Eastern Channel Pile Light
New South Wales
Location Sydney Harbour
New South Wales
Coordinates 33°50′30.47″S 151°16′18.52″E / 33.8417972°S 151.2718111°E / -33.8417972; 151.2718111Coordinates: 33°50′30.47″S 151°16′18.52″E / 33.8417972°S 151.2718111°E / -33.8417972; 151.2718111
Year first constructed 1908
Year first lit 1924[1]
Foundation piles
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape octagonal prism lantern with two galleries and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 36 feet (11 m)
Focal height 31 feet (9.4 m)
Range 9 nautical miles (17 km)
Characteristic Oc G 3s.
Admiralty number K2652
NGA number 111-6196
ARLHS number AUS-284
Managing agent Sydney Ports Corporation

Eastern Channel Pile Light, also known as the East Wedding Cake due to its shape, is an active pile lighthouse located at the Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, off Laings Point in the Vaucluse suburb of Sydney. It marks the eastern end of the Sow and Pigs Reef.[2]


Eastern Channel Pile Light was established in 1924 together with Western Channel Pile Light.[1] It is constructed from concrete bottom (originally known as the "gas house") with a copper top and a wooden stakes skirt.[3] It was originally gas powered (probably a carbide lamp), and was later converted to solar power.[3]

Site operation[edit]

The light is operated by the Sydney Ports corporation and is scheduled for replacement. It is accessible only by boat, and is closed to the public.[2]

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  1. ^ a b According to Rowlett. 1947 according to Searle. 1908 according to Tardos 2006, which is the year of establishment according to Rowlett.
  2. ^ a b Rowlett.
  3. ^ a b Tardos 2006.


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