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The Cape Bailey Lighthouse [Photograph: Ian Clifford]
The Cape Bailey Lighthouse
Photograph: Ian Clifford

The Cape Bailey Light at the entrance to Botany Bay

The light was required so north- bound shipping could hug the coast and avoid the strong southerly currents further out to sea.


Operation

LOCATION:
Latitude 3402' S, Longitude 15113' E (Map)
OPERATOR:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
CHARACTER:
Flashing (3) in 9 Seconds
LIGHT SOURCE:
<>
POWER SOURCE:
Solar Panels
INTENSITY:
1,200 cd
ELEVATION:
54.9 Metres
RANGE:
10 Nautical Miles (18.5 Kilometres)
HEIGHT:
9.1 Metres 

History

First mooted in 1931 the light was eventually established in 1950.

The light stands at the entrance to Botany Bay.

The light was required so north-bound shipping could hug the coast and avoid the strong southerly currents further out to sea.

The Cape Bailey Lighthouse [Photograph: Ian Clifford]
The Cape Bailey Lighthouse
Photograph: Ian Clifford

The Cape Bailey Lighthouse [Photograph: Ian Clifford]
The Cape Bailey Lighthouse
Photograph: Ian Clifford

The Cape Bailey Lighthouse [Photograph: Ian Clifford]
The Cape Bailey Lighthouse
Photograph: Ian Clifford

The Cape Bailey Lighthouse [Photograph: Ian Clifford]
The Cape Bailey Lighthouse
Photograph: Ian Clifford


Access

The lighthouse is on the southern side of the entrance to Botany Bay and is about 45 minutes south of Sydney.

 

The Surrounding Area


Cape Bailey Lighthouse from the air
Photograph: Winsome Bonham


Features


The Cape Bailey Lighthouse surrounded by burnt scrub
Photograph: Kristie Eggleston


Special Thanks to:

  • Ian Clifford for Photographs
  • Winsome Bonham for Photograph
  • Kristie Eggleston for Photograph

Sources:

  • White Towers - The Illawarra Lighthouses

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1/12/99
30/11/99

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