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.
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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|Location||Lat: 37° 29.3830' S Long: 140° 00.7530' E|
|Current Optic||Chance Bros 400mm focal radius drum lens
Optic Upgrade May 2008
|Construction||Concrete square tower and Chance Bros 7' 1" dia lantern|
|Height||15 m 12 metres to base of lantern|
|Range||Nom: 16 nm Geo: 14 nm|
|Character||Fl. W. (4) in 20 s|
|Light Source||12V 100W C8 Halogen|
|Notes||As at Nov 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.