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Cape Schanck
Victoria
Cape Schanck (view from the lighthouse).JPG
Cape Schanck (view from atop the lighthouse)
Population 334 (2006)
Postcode(s) 3939
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Location
  • 88 km (55 mi) from Melbourne
  • 15 km (9 mi) from Rosebud
LGA(s) Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s) Nepean
Federal Division(s) Flinders
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.9 °C
62 °F
11 °C
52 °F
751.2 mm
29.6 in
Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck
Pulpit Rock

Cape Schanck is the south end of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. It is a piece of land that separates Port Phillip Bay and Westernport Bay. It is a narrow headland with cliffs 84.7 metres (278 feet) high. It has a lighthouse made from limestone built in 1859. In December 1800, Cape Schanck was named by Lieutenant James Grant after Admiral James Schank.

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