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Akaroa Head Lighthouse
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Akaroa Head lighthouse was once located on the headland of Akaroa Heads. In 1977 the lighthouse was replaced by a 3 metre fibreglass tower with an automated light. On the 2nd of August in 1980, Akaroa Head Lighthouse was moved to its current location at Cemetery Point by the Akaroa Lighthouse Preservation Society.

Akaroa Head lighthouse has been inactive since 1977 but is sometimes lit on holidays and special occasions.

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Album name:Tobias / New Zealand
Rating (3 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive since 1977 (now a tourist attraction)
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1878-79 (relocated to present site in 1980) | Hexagonal wooden tower with lantern and gallery
Height of the tower, m:12.5 m Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:23 m
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Fixed point
Range, nm:23 nm
Any other comments:Owner: Akaroa Civic Trust | Site Manager: Akaroa Lighthouse Preservation Society | Designer: John Blackett | First Lit: 1st of January, 1880 | Decommissioned: December, 1977
Coordinates (in any format):43° 48' 44.42" S 172° 57' 23.51" E
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Date added:Aug 12, 2015
DateTime Original:2015:01:19 12:05:54
Keywords:Akaroa ; New Zealand ; Pacific Ocean
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