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Sydney Harbour, Grotto Point lighthouse
Admiralty number K2638 ... NGAnumber 111-6184 .... ARLHS number AUS-087

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Grotto Point Light, also known as Port Jackson Entrance Range Front Light, is an active lighthouse located at Grotto Point, a rocky headland at the southernmost tip of Balgowlah Heights, New South Wales, Australia, on the north side of Sydney Harbour.

It serves as the front range light, Parriwi (Rosherville) Light serving as the rear light, into Port Jackson. Parriwi Light is located almost exactly 1 mile (1.6 km) (1,690 yards (1,550 m) to be exact) behind Grotto Point Light.

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Album name:Clydee / AU - New South Wales
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Year first constructed 1910 ... Year first lit 1911 Construction masonry and brick ... Tower shape round dome ... Markings / pattern white
Height of the tower, m:Height 26 feet (8 m) ... Focal height 61 feet (19 m)
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Characteristic light occulting four times every 15s; white on range, red right, green left, obscured other
Range, nm:Range ... 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi white ... 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi) red/green
Any other comments:The decision to build the range lights was taken in 1909. Construction began in 1910 and the light was first lit on September 1, 1911.
Coordinates (in any format):33°49′3.97″S 151°15′41.64″E
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Date added:May 28, 2012
DateTime Original:2012:05:28 13:00:53
Keywords:Sydney Harbour ; Grotto Point ; New South Wales ; Australia
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