Point Lookout Light, Australia
Construction of the Lighthouse, 1932
|Year first constructed||1932|
|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.|
|Managing agent||Australian Maritime Safety Authority|
A proposal for a lighthouse and a signal station on Point Lookout were made as early as 1825. A pilot station was built in 1825 elsewhere on the island, on Amity Point, lighting the South Passage into Moreton Bay. In 1848 this pilot station was also moved.
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.
Structure and display
- "Point Lookout Foreshore (listing QLD602261)". Australia Heritage Places Inventory. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
- Horton, Helen (1983). Islands of Moreton Bay. Spring Hill, Queensland: Boorarong Publications. p. 29. ISBN 0-908175-67-1.
- List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2009. p. 120.
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- Searle, Garry. "List of Lighthouses - Queensland". Lighthouses of Australia. SeaSide Lights.
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