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Name: Cape Inscription Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Denham, , Australia

Location: Northern point of Dirk Hartog Island, entrance to Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Managing Organization:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

This is the westernmost lighthouse in Australia. Dirk Hartog Island, named for a Dutch East India Company captain who landed there in 1616, is part of the Shark Bay Marine Park. Access to this site is extremely difficult.

Tower Height: 49

Height of Focal Plane: 127

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical, unpainted concrete tower with white lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1910

Date Present Tower Built: 1910

Date Automated: 1917

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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