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Name: Carpentaria Lightship  

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Sydney, , Australia

Location: Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Australian National Maritime Museum


This light vessel was built at the Cockatoo Island Dockyard in Sydney in 1917 and went out of active service in 1983. While active it served in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Breaksea Spit near Sandy Cape, Queensland, and in Bass Strait. The vessel was unmanned and had an automatic acetylene-fueled light.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1917

Date Deactivated: 1983

Current Use: Museum Exhibit.

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