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The light

The light itself isn't much to look at. This flashes at certain intervals so the light doesn't need to turn anymore.

The lantern optic was a 920mm focal radius apparatus with a range of 26 nautical miles. Operated on kerosene and turned by a

clockwork mechanism driven by chain and weights, the unit weighed several tonnes and floated in a sealed bath of mercury. Cape Everard Light station officially opened on 15 May 1890.



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Taken on January 2, 2006