Whalers Bluff Lighthouse

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Whalers Bluff Lighthouse
Whalers Bluff Lighthouse, Portland, AUSTRALIA.jpg
Whalers Bluff Lighthouse
Whalers Bluff Lighthouse is located in Victoria
Whalers Bluff Lighthouse
Victoria
LocationPortland
Victoria
Australia
Coordinates38°20′14″S 141°36′33″E / 38.33722°S 141.60917°E / -38.33722; 141.60917Coordinates: 38°20′14″S 141°36′33″E / 38.33722°S 141.60917°E / -38.33722; 141.60917
Year first lit1859 (Battery Point)
1889 (Whalers Bluff)
Constructionbluestone tower
Tower shapeylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red trim and lantern
Tower height12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height41 metres (135 ft)
Original lenscatadioptric lantern
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
CharacteristicFl WR 10 s.
Admiralty numberK2138[1]
NGA number8048[1]
ARLHS numberAUS-168[1]

Whalers Bluff Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Whalers Bluff, also known as Whalers Point, in the regional city of Portland in the Western District of the state of Victoria in Australia. It stands about 1.5 km north of the city centre and overlooks Portland's harbour. It is operated by the Victorian Channels Authority, part of the Port of Melbourne Corporation.[2]

History[edit]

The lighthouse was originally built at Battery Point in Portland in 1859 and was known as the Portland Bay Light. In 1889 it was relocated, stone by stone, to Whalers Bluff in order to make room for gun emplacements at Battery Point.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Lighthouse Directory.
  2. ^ a b Lighthouses of Victoria

Sources[edit]

  • "Whalers Bluff Lighthouse". Lighthouses of Victoria. Lighthouses of Australia Inc. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  • Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Victoria". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 17 March 2010.