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Name: Dog Island Light (NZ)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Bluff Harbour, , New Zealand

Location: Eastern approach to Foveaux Strait, near entrance to Bluff Harbour.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand


Tower Height: 121

Height of Focal Plane: 151

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 19 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower, encased in concrete (1916), black and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1865

Date Present Tower Built: 1865

Date Automated: 1989

Optics: 1865: 16 lamps and lenses, replaced in 1925.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: William Cunningham (1875-1879?); James Clark (1879-1883); William Spencer (assistant keeper April 2, 1878 to May 1881); William Colley (probationary keeper June 1881-November 30, 1881 and assistant keeper December 1, 1881 to January 17, 1887); John Brennan (assistant keeper January 1, 1878 to March 8, 1881); William Harper (probationary keeper March 1, 1881 to August 31, 1881 and assistant keeper September 1, 1881 to June 25, 1883); David Jess (probationary keeper May 22, 1883 to November 30, 1883 and assistant keeper December 1, 1883 to November 3, 1884); Patrick Henaghan (1883-1888); George Gwynne (1897-1908)

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