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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2019

Date : 18 / 12 / 2018
Author : WIA

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is to be held on the 17th and 18th August 2019.

There are over 100 lighthouses from around the world already registered.

Currently 13 of these lighthouses are Australian including:

VK2CLR Clarence Head AU0013
VK3IH Cape Liptrap AU0037
VK3ILH Deal Island AU0129
VK3OLS Cape Otway Lightstation AU0011
VK3SPL Split Point Lighthouse AU0032
VK3WI Williamstown Timeball Tower AU0036
VK3WND Cape Schanck AU0012
VK4GHL Grassy Hill Lighthouse AU0019
VK4TUL Low Isle Lighthouse AU0078
VK5PBZ Port Germein AU0069
VK6AHR North Mole AU0073
VK7NET Table Cape Lighthouse AU0039
VK7TZ Round Hill Point AU0111

Australia is in second place behind Germany that has 23 lighthouses currently registered.

This event's objective is to encourage Lighthouse managers, keepers and owners to open their lighthouse or lightstation and related visitors centres to the public with a view to raising the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, and preserving our maritime heritage.

This year the ILLW falls on the same weekend as the WIA Remembrance Day Contest and can assist each other with contacts during the weekend.

Page Last Updated: Monday 17 December 2018 at 23:31 hours by Justin Giles-clark


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