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Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« October 21, 2019, 19:10:35 »
Us and a friend, Lynda, stayed at the old lighthouse keepers cottages for a couple of nights last week. Road in is a few km of tar then 25 km dirt.
Wildlife galore, whales, seals, dolphins, wombats, bandicoots, monitor lizards, snakes and all sorts of birds.
Lighthouse walls are 4 1/2 ft thick, hand packed walls with NO steel. Steps are cast iron set into the walls and bolted together . Hand railing around the top is bronze, ( no rust) assembled and welded in situ. Weather vane access is via ladder over the top of the roof. Actual light assembly rotates on a Mercury Bath system, 190 kg of it.
You can also start at aplace called Boyd Tower, and walk 30 km to there  :eek:

























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Re: Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« Reply #1 : October 21, 2019, 20:43:59 »
Looks and sounds awesome Mick. Thanks for sharing!: :goodjob:
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Re: Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« Reply #2 : October 22, 2019, 01:35:49 »
Nice photos Mick, very scenic coastline and a lovely old lighthouse  :goodjob:

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Re: Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« Reply #3 : October 22, 2019, 11:51:38 »
Is the light still operational?



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Re: Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« Reply #4 : October 22, 2019, 16:40:26 »
Hi Lester , I'm about 200km not of there, I'm not sure but I would think the lighthouse would still be in use, to help shipping navigate ( but just guessing )

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Re: Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« Reply #5 : October 22, 2019, 16:43:13 »
Hi Mick, they sure don't build them like they used to!!
I'll have to get down for a look. I've been around Eden area many times, but not to the cape.

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Re: Green Cape Lighthouse stay.
« Reply #6 : October 22, 2019, 22:42:17 »
Is the light still operational?
Hi, old one is decommissioned but a smaller one is in operation.
Old beam was 2 million candle power, new 45 000 candle power.
More of a reminder / reference point  to shipping.
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