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The Cape Tourville Lighthouse

The Cape Tourville Lighthouse was erected in 1971.

It replaced the inaccessible Cape Forestier Lighthouse on Lemon Rock which was decommissioned the same year.

The Cape Tourville Lighthouse on the Freycinet Peninsula [Photograph: Brian Lord]
The Cape Tourville Lighthouse on the Freycinet Peninsula
Photograph: Brian Lord


Operation

LOCATION: Latitude 42 07.4 S, Longitude 148 20.8 E (Map)
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
CHARACTER: Group Flashing (3) in 10 Seconds
LIGHT SOURCE: 1000 Watt 120v, Tungsten Halogen
POWER SOURCE: 240v Mains Supply; Diesel Standby
INTENSITY: 160,000 cd
ELEVATION: 126 Metres
RANGE: 28 Nautical Miles
HEIGHT: 11 Metres 

The Cape Tourville Lighthouse replaces the Cape Forestier Lighthouse that was on Lemon Rock, the distant point on the far left of the picture [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Cape Tourville Lighthouse replaces the Cape Forestier Lighthouse
that was on Lemon Rock, the distant point on the far left of the picture
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


The Cape Tourville Apparatus [Photograph: AMSA]
The Cape Tourville apparatus
Photograph: AMSA

History

The Cape Tourville Lighthouse was erected in 1971.

It replaced the inaccessible Cape Forestier Lighthouse on Lemon Rock which was decommissioned the same year.

The lighthouse was constructed as an automatic light and was never manned.

Both Capes are in the scenic Freycinet National Park.

Access

The lighthouse is in the Freycinet National Park. Access is via Coles Bay then about 10 kilometres by steep unsealed roads. A park entry pass is required, but well worth it.


Cape Tourville from the road [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
Cape Tourville from the road
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas

The rugged aspect of Cape Tourville [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The rugged aspect of Cape Tourville
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


The Cape Tourville 240v Lampchanger [Photograph: AMSA]
The Cape Tourville 240v Lampchanger
Photograph: AMSA


The Cape Tourville Lighthouse lantern room

Photograph: Andrew Murray


The Surrounding Area

Other sites


Aerial view of the Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Photograph: Winsome Bonham


Special Thanks to:

  • AMSA for Photographs
  • Brian Lord for Photographs
  • Ed Kavaliunas for Photographs
  • Andrew Murray for Photograph

Sources:

  • AMSA
  • Brian Lord
  • Kevin Mulcahy

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