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The first Cape Hinchinbrook Lighthouse was lighted for the first time in November of 1910. The government claimed the lighthouse was earthquake proof. Separate earthquakes in the late 1920s caused larges sections of the cliff to crash to the beach below, leaving the lighthouse dangerously close to the edge of the cliff. Plans called for the lighthouse to be moved, but when cracks were discovered in the structure, it was decided to build a new lighthouse, which is the one that stands there today. The lantern was removed from the original lighthouse and installed atop the new lighthouse. Then the original lighthouse was bulldozed over the cliff. (Lighthouse Digest archives.)
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