Point Lookout Light, Australia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Point Lookout Light
StateLibQld 1 119568 Construction of the lighthouse at Point Lookout, 1932.jpg
Construction of the Lighthouse, 1932
Point Lookout Light, Australia is located in Queensland
Point Lookout Light, Australia
Location Point Lookout
Coordinates 27°25′53.83″S 153°32′25.41″E / 27.4316194°S 153.5403917°E / -27.4316194; 153.5403917Coordinates: 27°25′53.83″S 153°32′25.41″E / 27.4316194°S 153.5403917°E / -27.4316194; 153.5403917
Year first constructed 1932
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square prism tower and lantern removed
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 16 feet (4.9 m)
Focal height 256 feet (78 m)
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 15s.
Admiralty number K2852
NGA number 111-5860
ARLHS number AUS-195
Managing agent Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Point Lookout Light is an active lighthouse on Point Lookout, a headland on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.


A proposal for a lighthouse and a signal station on Point Lookout were made as early as 1825.[1] A pilot station was built in 1825 elsewhere on the island, on Amity Point, lighting the South Passage into Moreton Bay.[2] In 1848 this pilot station was also moved.[1]

A lighthouse on Point Lookout was finally constructed in 1932, the first settlement at the point. The light source was a carbide lamp operated by acetylene gas, and a hut for storage of the gas cylinders was built at the close-by beach, which was to be named Cylinder Beach for this reason.[1]

Structure and display[edit]

The lighthouse is 16-foot (4.9 m) high, made of concrete and painted white.[3] The current display is three white flashes every 15 seconds (Fl.(3)W. 15s).[3]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]