Macquarie


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Source of Image: Michael Tianias (Australia)
Date of Image: March 28th, 2010

 

International Designation Number:

K2632

 

Navigation:
Latitude 33 51′ 00″ S
Longitude 151 17′ 00″ E
Body of water 3 km (2 mi) south of the entrance to Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour).

 

Construction:
Date of Establishment: 1818
Date Light First Lit: 1883
Designer James Barnet.
Is structure still operating? Yes. Automated 1976.
Characteristic Two White flashes every 10sec.
 

Notes:

 

The Macquarie Lighthouse, also known as South Head Upper Light, was the first, and is the longest serving,

Lighthouse site in Australia.

There has been a navigational aid in this vicinity since 1791 and a Lighthouse near the present site since 1818.

The current Lighthouse was completed in 1883.