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Name: Baring Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Wellington, , New Zealand

Location: Southern tip of North Island, Wellington Harbour.


Click to enlarge: Photo   
Photo: Courtesy of Paul W. Shirley

Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand

Website: http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz

Notes:
This lighthouse replaced Pencarrow Light, the oldest lighthouse in New Zealand. It was the first lighthouse in New Zealand to be built with electricity as its power source.

Tower Height: 39

Height of Focal Plane: 285

Characteristic and Range: Nine seconds white alternating with 6 seconds darkness.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1935

Date Present Tower Built: 1935

Date Automated: 1989

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Directions:
This lighthouse is difficult to reach and the surrounding area is privately owned; it is probably best viewed by boat, including the Cook Strait ferry.

Keepers: R. S. Wilson (c. 1942), Steve O'Neill (c. 1980s)

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