Cape Fourcroy Light

Cape Fourcroy Light is an active lighthouse located on Cape Fourcroy, on the southwestern tip of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia. The lighthouse marks the beginning of the route from the Timor Sea to Darwin.[1]

Cape Fourcroy Light
Cape Fourcroy Light is located in Northern Territory
Cape Fourcroy Light
Northern Territory
LocationCape Fourcroy
Northern Territory
Coordinates11°47′50.81″S 130°1′27.57″E / 11.7974472°S 130.0243250°E / -11.7974472; 130.0243250Coordinates: 11°47′50.81″S 130°1′27.57″E / 11.7974472°S 130.0243250°E / -11.7974472; 130.0243250
Year first constructed1910s
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height49 feet (15 m)
Focal height98 feet (30 m)
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 15s.
Admiralty numberK3318
NGA number111-9520
ARLHS numberAUS-244
Managing agentAustralian Maritime Safety Authority

The lighthouse was constructed by the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service during the "Golden Age of Australian Lighthouses", between 1913 and 1920.[2]

The light characteristic shown is three white flashes, one every two seconds, repeating every 15 seconds (Fl.(3)W. 15s). It is visible for 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi).[3]

The site is open to the public, and tours are available from Darwin, but the tower is closed. It is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Northern Territory". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  2. ^ Komesaroff, Michael B. (May 1977). "The Golden Age of Australian Lighthouses". The Victorian Historical Journal. 48 (2). reprinted in "The Golden Age of Australian Lighthouses". Lighthouses of Australia Inc Bulletin (5). September 2003. Archived from the original on 3 November 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  3. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 187.

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