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Name: Iron Pot Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Hobart, , Australia

Location: On an island at the mouth of Derwent Estuary, Tasmania.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
Hobart Ports Corporation


This is the oldest original lighthouse in Australia.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 69

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 11 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower; red horizontal band at top.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1832

Date Present Tower Built: 1832

Date Automated: 1921

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Access is by boat only and is very difficult.


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