I passed by Currie Harbour lighthouse on my way to and from Cape Wickham lighthouse (which we shall see next) on the 29th and 30th July 1987. I took this image on the way back on the 30th.
Currie Harbour is above north-western Tasmania, on the western side of King Island. The lighthouse was constructed of iron because the local stone was found to be unsuitable. It was manufactured in England and assembled 0n site. It is 21 metres high and 46 metres above the sea.
There were many wrecks along this coast. The lighthouse was built in 1880 after several ships had been wrecked on nearby rocks. In some cases those ships may have mistaken the Cape Wickham lighthouse on the north end of the island for the lighthouse at Cape Otway further north in Victoria and steered directly for the coast of King Island.