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Name: Cape Campbell Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Picton, , New Zealand

Location: East coast of South Island, southern approach to Cook Strait.

Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand


Cape Campbell was named by Captain James Cook for Captain John Campbell, who was responsible for important advances in navigation instruments.

Tower Height: 72

Height of Focal Plane: 154

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical cast iron tower with horizontal black and white stripes.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?

Date Established: 1870

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Date Automated: 1986

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Alexander Greenlees McKinlay (assistant, 1872-1874), ? Creamer (1915-1919)

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