Wedge Island Lighthouse

Wedge Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse in the Australian state of South Australia located on Wedge Island at the entrance to Spencer Gulf.

Wedge Island Lighthouse
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Wedge Island Lighthouse is located in South Australia
Wedge Island Lighthouse
South Australia
LocationSpencer Gulf
South Australia
Australia
Coordinates35°10.6′S 136°29.3′E / 35.1767°S 136.4883°E / -35.1767; 136.4883Coordinates: 35°10.6′S 136°29.3′E / 35.1767°S 136.4883°E / -35.1767; 136.4883
Year first constructed1911 (first)
Year first lit1970 (current)
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height5 metres (16 ft)
Focal height207 metres (679 ft)
Current lens250 mm
Range17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi)
CharacteristicF l(2) W 15s.
Admiralty numberK1870
NGA number8428
ARLHS numberAUS-203
Managing agentAustralian Maritime Safety Authority

It was first lit on 29 March 1911 and rebuilt in 1970 and is located on the highest point of the island.[1] During the Second World War a radar station, with a staff of about 30, was operated at the lighthouse site.[2]

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  1. ^ Searle, Garry. "Wedge Island". Lighthouses of South Australia. SeaSide Lights. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  2. ^ Bonnin, J.M. & Angove, R.C. (1980). "Wedge Island" (PDF). South Australian Ornithologist. 28: 104–106. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2014.

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