North Solitary Island Light

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North Solitary Island Light
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North Solitary Island Light
North Solitary Island Light is located in New South Wales
North Solitary Island Light
New South Wales
Location North Solitary Island
New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 29°55′28.56″S 153°23′22.92″E / 29.9246000°S 153.3897000°E / -29.9246000; 153.3897000Coordinates: 29°55′28.56″S 153°23′22.92″E / 29.9246000°S 153.3897000°E / -29.9246000; 153.3897000
Year first constructed 1975
Construction fiberglass tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and no lantern
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 13 feet (4.0 m)
Focal height 190 feet (58 m)
Range 9 nautical miles (17 km)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number K2813
NGA number 111-5972
ARLHS number AUS-238
Managing agent Australian Maritime Safety Authority

North Solitary Island Light is an active lighthouse on North Solitary Island, a large island off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. The light is located on the summit of the island which is on the northern section of the island.

The light shows two white flashes every ten seconds, emitted from a lamp on top of a fiberglass hut with no lantern. It is solar powered[1] and totally automated.

The light is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, while the site is managed by the New South Wales Maritime Parks Authority as part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.[2] It is inaccessible to the public.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Clifford (February 2000). "South & North Solitary Islands Trip Report". Lighthouses of Australia Inc Bulletin. 
  2. ^ "Marine Parks Authority NSW - Solitary Islands Marine Park". mpa.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 5 September 2010.