Currie Harbour Lighthouse - TAS

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Position

DEG: -39.929195 143.842294
DMS: 39º 55' 45.1" S 143º 50' 32.28" E
UTM: 54 H 5576233mN 742886mE
Altitude: 17.35m

Description

Address & Contact

Lighthouse St
Currie TAS 7256
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://lighthouses.org.au/tas/currie-lighthouse

Information

The Currie Harbour Lighthouse on King Island had its light turned off in 1989, however after much agitation and lobbying the dormant light was reignited in 1995.History Constructed in 1879 and first lit in 1880, the Currie Harbour is a screw-pile foundation design. The entire assembly, 312 pieces, was pre-fabricated in England by Chance Bros, and is of wrought iron and a cast iron base. The cylinder in the centre has 90 spiral steps.In 1899, a 1st order revolving lens with an oil wick lamp was installed. In 1923, the oil lamp was replaced by a pressure kerosene burner with an incandescent mantle. In 1940, the existing 4th order lens was installed. In 1941, the original light apparatus replaced by an acetylene gas burner. In 1957, the light was connect to electric mains power. The light continued in operation until 1989 when it was turned off.
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Closest Weather Station

King Island Airport at 13/04:30pm EST
Distance from Currie Harbour Lighthouse 6.46km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
16.0°C12.8°C76%11.8°C1021.6hPa0.0mmW20km/hr
11knots
28km/hr
15knots

Closest Climatic Station

King Island Airport
Distance from Currie Harbour Lighthouse 6.46km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C20.821.320.417.715.513.913.213.714.615.717.518.7
Mean Min. °C12.413.112.010.59.38.17.57.88.38.710.111.0
Mean Rain mm38.631.151.157.187.597.5112.2118.487.573.956.550.6

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