Captain Cook water jet broken and out of action

captain cook memorial jet

THE Captain Cook Memorial Jet is out of operation due to a sudden and unexpected failure of its pumping system.

The Jet has been shutdown by the National Capital Authority to investigate the cause of the problem and to develop a rectification plan.

Once the full extent of the problem and rectification has been determined the NCA will be in a better position to advise when the Jet will be operational again.

The Captain Cook Memorial Jet is located in the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin in front of the National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point. The Jet was constructed to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook’s discovery of the East coast of Australia.

The Jet normally operates for two hours daily between 2.00pm and 4.00pm sending water to a maximum height of 147 metres.

[Photo by Roanish. attribution licence]

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One Response to “Captain Cook water jet broken and out of action”

  1. February 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    It is scuppered, to use a more nautical sounding term.

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