Cape Jervis Lighthouse
Cape Jervis lighthouse guides ships through Backstairs Passage, between Kangaroo Island and the mainland.
Built in 1871 the Cape Jervis light, at the entrance to St Vincent Gulf, displayed a fixed white light. It was manned until 1927 when it was also converted to an automatic acetylene system with a revolving light, with a distance of 14 miles. Built at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, the light safeguards the Backstairs Passage, between Kangaroo Island and the mainland.
It was replaced in 1972 by the present light which stands alongside the foundations of the original. The new tower is the twin of the lighthouse at Robe.
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|Location||Lat: 35° 36.2260' S
Long: 138° 05.6690' E
|Current Optic||Stone Chance 400mm focal radius
Optic Upgrade 2008
|Construction||White concrete tristar shaped tower and AGA FLEA 22/12 lantern|
|Height||18 m 15 m to base of lantern|
|Range||Nom: 16 nm Geo: 16 nm|
|Character||Fl. W. (4) in 20 s|
|Light Source||12V 100W C8 Halogen|
|Notes||As at April 2015|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.
No tours are available.