Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (2)

Christine Smith

Grovedale, Australia

Artist's Description

FEATURED in Around the World 12-04-2012
FEATURED in Beach, River and Lake Treasures 13-04-2012
FEATURED in Down by the Sea 14-04-2012
FEATURED in Australia at Large 18-04-2012
FEATURED in Let There Be Light 18-04-2012
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Australian Women Photographers – Your Best 2012 Image Challenge 23-04-2012
TOP TEN FINALIST in the Your Country’s Best – May Avatar Challenge 01-05-2012

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens @ 17mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f5.6, Shutter: 1/60

BEST VIEWED LARGE
Taken as the sun beginning to rise at Point Lonsdale in Victoria, Australia. A vigil is kept by the still manned Point Lonsdale Lighthouse over the narrow entrance to Port Phillip Bay. The Rip, as it is known, is one of the most notorious entrances to any bay in the world. Point Lonsdale received a signal station in 1852 to help ships negotiate its dangerous waters. Four years later, a red pillar beacon was built to warn of Lonsdale Rock. A wooden lighthouse from Shortland Bluff was then dismantled and re-erected at Point Lonsdale in 1863. The present lighthouse was built in 1902, but the earlier wooden lighthouse was not cut up for firewood until 1912. In 1915 the light passed from the Victorian State Government to Commonwealth control. It was handed back in 1934 and classified as a harbour entrance light rather than a “Coastal Highway Light”. The base was altered in 1950 to provide an observation and shipping control room.

Artwork Comments

  • Morag Bates
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  • Tom Gomez
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  • Roger Neal
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  • Tracy Friesen
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  • Renee D. Miranda
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