Cape Martin Lighthouse

The light from the Cape Martin Lighthouse was originally located in the Penguin Island Lighthouse tower now lying abandoned several kilometres to the South.

History

Established in 1960 the lighthouse replaced the nearby Penguin Island Lighthouse. The light from Penguin Island was reused in the new structure.

The apparatus was converted to electricity in 1974.

Only being 4.5 metres high the new light was found to be inadequate due to the build up of nearby sand dunes that obscured the light. In 1980, the tower was raised to its current height of 12 metres using precast concrete slabs.

 

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Cape Jaffa Platform

Cape Jaffa

Cape Jaffa Platform
Australia

Cape Jaffa

Direction

Cape Jaffa (Kingston)

Cape Jaffa

Cape Jaffa (Kingston)
33 Marine Parade, Kingston SE SA 5275, Australia

Cape Jaffa

Direction

Robe Obelisk

Robe Obelisk

Robe Obelisk
Obelisk Rd, Robe SA 5276, Australia

Robe Obelisk

Direction

Robe

Robe

Robe
6 Adam Lindsay Gordon Dr, Robe SA 5276, Australia

Robe

Direction

Cape Martin

Cape Martin

Cape Martin
Foster St, Beachport SA 5280, Australia

Cape Martin

Direction

Penguin Island

Penguin Island

Penguin Island
Scenic Dr, Beachport SA 5280, Australia

Penguin Island

Direction

Cape Banks

Cape Banks

Cape Banks
Carpenter Rocks SA 5291, Australia

Cape Banks

Direction

Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

Technical Details

First Exhibited1960
Architect
StatusActive
LocationLat: 37° 29.3830' S Long: 140° 00.7530' E
Original Optic
Current OpticChance Bros 400mm focal radius drum lens
Optic Upgrade May 2008
Automated
Demanned
ConstructionConcrete square tower and Chance Bros 7' 1" dia lantern
Height15 m 12 metres to base of lantern
Elevation38 m
RangeNom: 16 nm Geo: 14 nm
CharacterFl. W. (4) in 20 s
Intensity21723 cd
Light Source12V 100W C8 Halogen
Power Source12V
OperatorAMSA
NotesAs at Nov 2015

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.

Tours

No tours are available.