Maritime New Zealand
In 1894 a lighthouse keeper's cat apparently killed the last remaining Stephens Island wren; the bird, unheard of before the cat caught one, is now extinct. The specimens killed by the cat are now in the British Museum.
Tower Height: 49
Height of Focal Plane: 600
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, conical, cast iron tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1894
Date Present Tower Built: 1894
Date Automated: 1989
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: George Gwynne (c. 1901), Len Akers (?-1989)