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Name: Cape Brett Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Russell, , New Zealand

Location: Southern entrance to the Bay of Islands.

Managing Organization:
Manawahuna Scenic Reserve


This lighthouse was replaced by a nearby automatic beacon in 1978. The lighthouse is located within the Manawahuna Scenic Reserve. One of three keeper�s dwellings survives, and in 1996 it was converted into a shelter for hikers.

Tower Height: 13

Height of Focal Plane: 479

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 2.5 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1910

Date Present Tower Built: 1910

Date Deactivated: 1978

Current Use: Unknown.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

See for information on a cruise to this lighthouse. The lighthouse is on the mainland but is inaccessible by road. There is a hiking trail (8 hours) to the lighthouse.

Keepers: ? McKinna (assistant, c. 1918), ? Grey (c. 1930s), Hugh Jamieson (1937-1946)

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