Tasman Island Lighthouse
Tasman Island lighthouse in south eastern Tasmania is the highest operating lighthouse in Australia and marks the second last turning point for yachts in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race (the Ironpot Light at the mouth of the Derwent River being the last). The island is separated from nearby Cape Pillar by the narrow Tasman Passage, which is less than 500 metres wide. Tasman Island is only accessible by air or sea and is dominated by the 250 mt sheer cliffs.
In 1904 a prefabricated cast-iron tower and 1st Order lens, manufactured by Chance Brothers of Birmingham, was shipped out from England. The heavy cast-iron plates, each weighing up to 13 cwt, took up to eight hours to reach the construction site. They were then bolted together and positioned on a concrete base. Three keeper’s cottages (No1 furthest from the light and No3 closest) were built of solid brick, with sheds for wood and coal under the same roof for protection from the wild weather. The total cost of construction was about £22,000, a considerable sum in those days.
First Exhibited 1906 Current Tower Architect Huckson & Hutchison Status Active Location Lat: 43˚ 14.3722S Long: 148˚ 00.3046 E Original Optic 1st Order - 5 panel Current Optic VEGA VRB25 Demanned May-77 Construction White round metal tower and NAL-1 lantern Height 29 m Elevation 276 m Range Nominal: 18 NM Geographical: 39 NM Character Fl. W. 7.5 s Intensity 63,000 cd Light Source 12V, 35W QH Power Source Solar
More Information and photos:
Tasman Island Lighthouse | Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
About the File
All items in this POI have been modelled by me from available photos using Blender. I have taken a few liberties, as the whole site over the years had fallen into some disrepare and has slowly been restored by volunteers. My models make it look livable :)
YBYI Bruny Island
YLAG LagoonBay (Private strip)
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V1.1.1 - Added the remaining missing textures that prevented some scenery (fences) from displaying if you only have this package of mine. (Sorry!)
V1.1 - Added missing textures that prevented some scenery (fences) from displaying
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