Saturday, July 2, 2011

McCrae Lighthouse

Old lighthouse at McCrae on Port Phillip Bay as viewed from the Nepean Highway below.
The original McCrae Lighthouse was a timber structure built in 1854 and following years of service was dismantled in sections and transported by bullock wagon to the top of nearby Arthurs Seat to be used as a lookout.
The present day lighthouse, built in England in 1874 by Chance Brothers & Co of Birmingham, was transported to Australia by sea and erected on this site in 1883.
The structure, which is listed on Victoria's Historic Buildings Register, is one of two such types remaining in Australia ...
Ref: SeaSide Lights

Aging white lighthouse
Old stories and new drift by
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1 comment:

Dianne said...

What a unique building and I'm pleased it's protected by the Historic Buildings Register - lovley shot.

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