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Sydney Harbour, Eastern Channel Pile Light
Admiralty number K2652 ... NGAnumber 111-6196 ... ARLHS number AUS-284

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Eastern Channel Pile Light, also known as the East Wedding Cake due to its shape, is an active pile lighthouse located at the Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, off Laings Point in the Vaucluse suburb of Sydney.

It marks the eastern end of the Sow and Pigs Shoal

Eastern Channel Pile Light was established in 1924 together with Western Channel Pile Light.

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Album name:Clydee / AU - New South Wales
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Active
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Year first constructed 1908 ... Year first lit 1924 ... Foundation piles Construction concrete ... Tower shape octagonal, lantern, two galleries ... Markings / pattern white
Height of the tower, m:Height 36 feet (11 m) ... Focal height 31 feet (9.4 m)
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Characteristic green light occulting once every 3s
Range, nm:Range 9 nautical miles (17 km)
Any other comments: It is constructed from concrete bottom (originally known as the "gas house") with a copper top and a wooden stakes skirt. It was originally gas powered (probably a carbide lamp), and was later converted to solar power.
Coordinates (in any format):33°50′30.47″S 151°16′18.52″E
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Date added:May 31, 2012
DateTime Original:2012:05:27 13:13:23
Keywords:Offshore ; Sydney ; Australia ; New South Wales
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