Queenscliff’s famous Black Lighthouse is one of only a handful in the world that are unpainted black stone. It is the only black lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere.
Also know as the High Lighthouse it is located inside the historic Fort Queenscliff guarding the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Victoria. Australia.
The black lighthouse was built in 1862 in conjunction with the White (Low) Lighthouse and therefore had many similarities in design.
Fort Queenscliff was built around the light after fears that ships carrying gold from the gold rush may be attacked by privateers.
The lamps and housings were manufactured by Chance Brothers in England.
101 Views: 10 February 2013.
Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, 12mm, f16, 1/80 sec., ISO 100.