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Monument to lighthouse keepers.

Lighthouses were built to improve safety at sea, becoming refuges for the survivors of shipwrecks and all too often the final resting place for victims. Lighthouse Keepers and their families experienced a unique lifestyle; small communities living a lonely existence usually in a very remote place. Visitors were few and far between. Although communication with the outside world improved over the years, lighthouses remained isolated. The more recent change to automated lighting systems that no longer need staff to maintain them changed forever the lives of many `lighthouse families`.


Address:Cape Wickham, King Island, 7256
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -39.588922
Long: 143.943522
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Source: MA
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