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Name: Swan Island Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Melbourne, , Australia

Location: Off northern tip of Tasmania, Bass Strait.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau

Managing Organization:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority


The keeper here in 1930 reported that he killed 1000 snakes in a year.

Tower Height: 88

Height of Focal Plane: 98

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 7.5 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical masonry tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1845

Date Present Tower Built: 1845

Date Automated: 1986

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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