Skies round McCrae lighthouse on the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay.
The original McCrae Lighthouse was a timber structure built in 1854.
After years of service, it 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 lighthouse was decommissioned in 1994, following modernisation of other navigational aids in Port Phillip Bay.
There was once a light
Beaming bright across the bay
Now there's just a shell
Another view of the McCrae lighthouse
- surrounded by yacht masts -
appears HERE on my Greyscale Territory blog.