Thursday, March 31, 2011

0046. Australia (Queensland) - Point Cartwright Lighthouse

The Point Cartwright Lighthouse is a modern, high-tech tower which replaced the Caloundra Head Light as the major Coastal Light on the Northern approaches to Brisbane.  The Lighthouse is located near the mouth of the Mooloolaba River.

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

Built in the year 1978, the POINT CARTWRIGHT Lighthouse:

  • Tower is PENTAGONAL concrete
  • Tower is painted WHITE
  • Height is 32 metres
  • Colour scheme of the LIGHT is WHITE
  • LIGHT character is 3 (three) FLASHES every 15 seconds (RED FLASHES are shown towards North-West)

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