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Some lighthouses from Tasmania.



These are along the north coast.

Low Head Lighthouse

Low Head


On the eastern shore of the Tamar River this light marks the entrance to the river which is navigable as far as Launceston.

Mersey Bluff, Devonport

Mersey Bluff, Devonport

Just west of the Mersey River, the port of Devonport.

Table_Cape Lighthouse

Table Cape

Guides ships approaching the port of Burnie.

On the East Coast:

Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Cape Tourville

Built to help larger ships navigate down the east coast.

In the south:

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Cape Bruny

At the entrance to the Derwent.


Macquarie Harbour:

This has a very narrow entrance, Hell's Gate, marked by 2 lights, Entrance Island on the northern side of the channel and Bonnet Island on the southern side as well as a light on Cape Sorell to the south.

There is a larger area of water north of these islands towards Macquarie Head but it is very shallow.

 Hell's Gates was so named because those entering through this channel bound for Sarah Island Penal Colony were entering hell on earth. 

Entrance Island Lighthouse

Entrance Island

The outer of the two islands.  This shows the shallow Hell's Gates channel.

Bonnet Island Lighthouse

Bonnet Island

The inner island which was once home to the keepers of the light.


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