Cape Moreton Lighthouse - QLD

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DEG: -27.031606 153.46499
DMS: 27º 01' 53.78" S 153º 27' 53.99" E
UTM: 56 J 7009979mN 546121mE
Altitude: 80.15m


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Cape Track
Moreton Island QLD 4025
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"Cape Moreton was the first lighthouse to be built in Queensland, but was not the first lighthouse built by the Queensland government, indeed it was built as a New South Wales light in 1857 before Queensland became a separate colony.History It was built because of the increasing traffic to the northern coast , but for a long time was the only light on the 3,236 miles of coastline.The entrance into Moreton Bay, near the island, is scattered with wrecks that attest the notoriousness of the bay.The tower is constructed of sandstone quarried on the island. It stands on a rare rocky promontory on a sand island.The tower was extended in 1928 and is now 23 metres.The original light source oil wick. It was converted in in 1930 to pressurised acetylene gas. This installation did not continue for long as in 1937 the apparatus was converted to 240v electricity. Solar conversion took place in 1993."
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Cape Moreton at 27/09:30am EST
Distance from Cape Moreton Lighthouse 0.11km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Distance from Cape Moreton Lighthouse 0.11km E
Mean Max. °C26.926.826.024.221.719.618.919.721.423.024.726.0
Mean Min. °C21.922.
Mean Rain mm149.5156.3177.6146.4169.4136.3114.676.565.179.694.1126.3

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