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Name: East Cape Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Gisborne, , New Zealand

Location: Easternmost point of North Island.

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Photo: Colin and Heather Abbott

Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand


This lighthouse was originally on East Island; it was moved to its present location in 1922.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 505

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1900

Date Present Tower Built: 1900

Tower Moved?

Date Automated: 1982

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

A parking area for the lighthouse is accessible on East Cape Road off Highway 35. There is a strenuous climb of over 500 steps to the lighthouse.

Keepers: ? Simmonds (c. 1922), ? Ager (assistant, c. 1920s), Hugh Jamieson (1931-1935), Tom Clark (c. late 1950s)

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