Cleveland Point Lighthouse by Beth  Wode
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This lighthouse was built in 1864 and though being the the typical timber framed Queensland lighthouse is unusual because it is hexagonal rather than round and is clad with weather boards instead of the metal cladding common elsewhere in this state.

It was built to accommodate Cleveland, a once a thriving port in the middle of last century.

In 1872 the existing lens was replaced with the one from the Moreton Island light.

Two red sectors were installed in 1920 to indicate shoals off Peel Island, Cleveland Point, Banana Island and Raby Bay.

In 1934, the lighthouse was converted from kerosene to electric power. At this time the City Electric Light Company Limited became the responsible authority for the light.

The first local experiments in the use of laser beams as navigational aids were carried out from this lighthouse in 1969.

The light’s second keeper, James Troy 1877-1927, holds the Australian record for being the longest serving lightkeeper at one lighthouse.

In 1976, the lighthouse was moved to a new location 30 metres to make way for a new beacon. Here it stood until renovated by the Redlands Shire Council in 1978.

www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/QLD/Cleveland%20Po...

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Comments

  • LucyAbrao
    LucyAbraoover 3 years ago

    Great shot, Beth. I like the unusual shape and the beautiful colors. Definitely a fave.

  • Thanks Lucy. Im so pleased that you like it :)

    – Beth Wode

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Jen for the feature. So nice of you :)

    – Beth Wode

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    my pleasure Beth, gave me the idea for Queensland skies challenge :) Do you want to moderate Queensland group for a while Beth >???

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Very colourful and appealing compo !

  • Thank you John, nice of you to stop by :)

    – Beth Wode

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Beth

  • Thanks Larry :)

    – Beth Wode

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Mieke :)

    – Beth Wode

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 3 years ago

    Well done Beth!

  • Hey there Granny, thank you so much for the feature. I hope you are keeping well :)

    – Beth Wode

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 3 years ago


    Congratulations in making the TOP 10!
    From your hosts Melissa and Bevlea

  • Thanks so much Bev. :)

    – Beth Wode

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations your are our featured Member in the Spotlight for December 2011 !
    This is one of the 12 superb images that were featured as a example of your stunning work

    Bevlea and Melissa

  • Bev and Melissa…. I am blown away by this great honour. thank you both so very much.
    – Beth Wode

    – Beth Wode

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 1 year ago

    Very beautifully captured Beth

  • Thank you Lyn :)

    – Beth Wode

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