Cape Willoughby Lightstation Heritage Walk - Stop 4 - SA

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DEG: -35.83955 138.130402
DMS: 35º 50' 22.38" S 138º 07' 49.45" E
UTM: 54 H 6030045mN 240813mE
Altitude: 10m


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4. Landing - and supplementing the supplies.
Supplies arrived every three months and were brought ashore at the landing by a dinghy. Not as simple as it sounds. In 1917 the landing was described as ‘practically a shelf of rock with jagged boulders scattered around.’ (Department of Trade and Customs Minute Paper 19/4/1917.) Around 1920 it was upgraded and later a crane erected. The dinghy was housed in a boat shed built here in 1858. You can imagine how the early keepers supplemented their stores by rowing out to passing ships. Anything extra - maybe a bit more rum or tobacco - would have made life more pleasant. Fish caught from the landing and from a much more dangerous spot directly below the lighthouse also supplemented the supplies.
The next part of the hike initially follows the old track that led up to the cottages.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Willoughby at 25/01:30am CST
Distance from Cape Willoughby Lightstation Heritage Walk - Stop 4 0.4km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Cape Willoughby
Distance from Cape Willoughby Lightstation Heritage Walk - Stop 4 0.4km SE
Mean Max. °C21.621.820.819.116.914.914.214.515.917.619.120.6
Mean Min. °C15.816.415.614.212.510.89.89.610.311.413.014.4
Mean Rain mm18.318.021.539.561.675.281.573.956.241.928.323.0

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