LIGHTHOUSES ON COAST OF YORKE PENINSULA. Troubridgc Shoal Lighthouse.
Situated m ar Kdithhurgh mi a sandy shoal at the month of the <>ulf <>i St. Vincent It was established in the year 1856 and its position is ! .at -35 C 07'S. Long 137'50T.. The tower i 1 - circular and is constructed of cast irmi ami is f-fl feet in height to the local plane ab.>ve II \V. The tower is painted red with a broad white band in the centre, and the lantern is also painted white. The lighting apparatus is semi-automatic and is 25,(SOOc p., and a fla*h is shown every seven and a half -.crouds The light is visible at a distance of 14 niilrs. Then: is communication weekly with Kdiihburgh by fishing cutter which carri< s mails to the lighthouse Two keepers art- stationed at the lighthouse, and the lighthouse steamer, "Lady Loch" calls i.nee every three months.
Marion Reef Gat Buoy. Situated near Troubridgc Shoal It was established in the year P>23 to replace a structure which was wrecked m a storm in that year lis position is I .at 35" 1"'S. l ong. 137 e 49'K. A group flashing white light is exhibited from a small tower 15 t'ect in height showing a group flashing white li^ht every twenty-two and a half scconds. The buoy is changed once every twelve months, a spare buoy fitted with lantern flasher and cylinders complete being towed to the position by the lighthouse steamer "Lady Loch.'" The new buoy is anchored and the other is towed to I'ort Adelaide for overhaul. Althorpe Iiland Lighthouce. Situated about the centre of the island which is about 41 miles south of Cape Spencer and 95 miles from l'ort Adelaide. H was established m the year 1879 and its position is Lat. 35°23'S. Long. l.WSIT:. The tower is circular and is constructed of stone and is 542 feet in height to the focal plane above HAV. The tower is painted white and is 65 feet in height. The main light is white, flashing every 15 scconds and is 142.000 c.p. Red sector 56,000 c.p. and green sector 42,000 c.p. The light shows red from 123° to 157", white thence to 105", green thencj j
to 189°, white elsewhere. The main light is visible at a distance of 25 miles. There is communication with I'ort Adelaide monthly by means of the M.V. "Vandra" which delivers mails and stores to the three keepers stationed on the island. There is a narrow jetty for landing stoics on the north side of the island, 225 feet in length.
Corny Point LigHthoute. Situated on the western 'ide of Yorkc Ptninsula and near the entrance to Spencer's Gulf. It is 22 miles by road to Warooka, 4(1 miles bv road !•> Yorkctown and 124 miles by -ea from Adelaide. It was established in the year 1882 and its position is Lat. 34'54'S, Lon. 137 0 orK The tower is circular and is contrueted of stone, and is 98 feet in heis ht to focal plane above H W. The tower is painted white and is 51 feet in height, enclosed in a high corrugated iron fence. The lighting apparatus is automatic, showing a group flashing light of four flashes every 12 seconds of 2.500 c.p. \V. and l.OKJ c.p R. The li^ht shows red t'riiin 029 : to "5-T, white thence 249° observed iNcwhcre. Visibility \\ 15 miles, R. 7 miles. The lighthouse is inspected quarterly by mechanics, who travel overland from Kdithburgh, and cylinders are changed oncc every year.
Wardang Itland Lighthouse. Situated on the western side of Yorke Peninsula, about 7 miles troi i Port Victoria and 154 miles from Adelaide. Ii was established in the year 1909 and its position is Lat. 34°30'S, Long. l37 c 2rK. The tower is constructed of steel, having three braced posts with a cylinder house in the centre, tbe whole being enclosed in a corrugated iron fence and painted, red. It is 116 feet in height to focal plane from HAV. and the tower is 26 feet in height. The lighting apparatus is automatic, showing a group flashing light of three flashes every nine seconds, visibility H« miles. The lighthouse is inspected quarterly by mechanics who attend the light from the lighthouse steamer "Lady Loch", and the cylinders are changed annually. There is no landing constructed ou the western side, which is most convenient to the light, but in calm c
weather boats can approach the beach. In bad weather a landing may be made on the north end, where there is a jetty owned by the Broken Hill l'ty. Co. Ltd. Tipara Reef Lighthouse. Situated on the western side o£ Yorke Peninsula and is about 8 miles from Moonta Bay and 179 miles from Adelaide. It was established in the year 1866, aud was originally a powerful manned light, but in the year 1920 it was converted to automatic, and in the year 1924 the structure was reduced in height because of the alteration in the of shipping, and the inreased number of lights in Spencer's ulf. The position of the Lighthouse is at. 34°03'S, Long. 137°24'E. The tower is constructed of wrought ron and is a massive structure 75 feet n height from HAV. to focal plane, nd 82 feet to the top of the lantern, nd is painted red. The lighting aparatus is automatic, showing a group lashing light of two flashes every ten econds of 5,000 c.p. W. and 2,000 c.p.'i .; the light shows white from 341° hrough north to 219°, red thence to 42°, white thence to 319°, red thence o 341°, visibility W. 13 miles, R; 8 iles. The lighthouse is inspected uarterly by mechanics who attend the ighthouse from the lighthouse steamer "Lady Loch", and cylinders are hanged annually.
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