Port Phillip Bay Point Lonsdale

Tom Newman

Frankston, Australia

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The entrance to Port Phillip Bay across the churning dangerous waters is Point Lonsdale with lighthouse.
The foreground are the waters of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay from Bass Strait , southern Australia . The photo taken from Point Nepean. The movement of water here is extreme and dangerous
History :
In the 1880s, Melburnians, nervous about out-of-towners stealing their gold rush wealth, constructed massive forts on both sides of the bay’s entrance to repel seaborne raiders. Big guns were placed at Point Nepean and Queenscliff. . Although it never fired a shot in anger, Fort Queenscliff played a role in both world wars. On orders from Fort Queenscliff, the first artillery shots were fired by the British Empire in World War I when a gun at Fort Nepean fired across the bow of a German freighter attempting to escape to sea.
Fort Nepean also fired the first Australian artillery shot of World War II. See Gun Barrels
Nikon D300 Lens 18-200mm VR ED
200mm 1/640s, f/13.0, ISO: 200

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