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Cape Schanck, Victoria

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Cape Schanck
Cape Schanck (view from the lighthouse).JPG
Cape Schanck (view from atop the lighthouse)
Population: 334 (2006)[1]
Postcode: 3939
Elevation: 79 m (259 ft)
LGA: Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State District: Nepean
Federal Division: Flinders
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
16.9 °C
62 °F
11 °C
52 °F
751.2 mm
29.6 in

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.[2] In December 1800, Cape Schanck was named by Lieutenant James Grant after Admiral James Schank.