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Name: Farewell Spit Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Collingwood, , New Zealand

Location: Northern coast of South Island.

Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand

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

Notes:
This lighthouse is located in a nature reserve. It originally was built on wooden stilts; the framework was replaced by steel in 1897.

Tower Height: 89

Height of Focal Plane: 98

Characteristic and Range: Two sectors, white and red. Light flashes every 15 seconds; the white light is visible for 27 nautical miles and the red is visible for 17 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Steel skeleton tower with enclosed upper portion and lantern, painted orange.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1870

Date Present Tower Built: 1897

Date Automated: 1984

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
Access to Farewell Spit is available via guided tours leaving from the Farewell Spit Visitor Information Centre. For information on touring Farewell Spit, contact Farewell Spit Nature Tours at info@farewell-spit.co.nz or see www.farewell-spit.co.nz

Keepers: Alexander Greenlees McKinlay (2nd assistant, 1871-1872), James Nelson (c. 1870s), Robert Leighton (c. 1916), Hugh Jamieson (1946-1949)

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