Thursday, March 31, 2011

0045. Australia (Victoria) - Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

The Point Lonsdale Lighthouse guards The Rip, the narrow entrance to Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne's Harbour.  The Lighthouse is located on the West side of the bay entrance off Flinders St. in Queenscliff.

The Victoria Point Lonsdale Lighthouse was commemorated by the Australia Post by the release of 50c stamp on 2-May-2006.

Built in the year 1902, the POINT LONSDALE Lighthouse:

  • Tower is ROUND concrete
  • Lower portion of the Tower surrounded by CIRCULAR 2-storey signal station
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Lantern painted BLACK
  • Height is 21 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE or RED depending on direction
  • LIGHT is ON for 2 seconds ; OFF for 2 seconds

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