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The Point Danger Lighthouse

Point Danger is home to the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse. It lays claim to being the first in the world to experiment with laser technology (1971).

The Point Danger Lighthouse [Photograph: Annette Flotwell]
The Point Danger Lighthouse
Photograph: Annette Flotwell


Operation

LOCATION: Lat. 2810' S Long. 15333 ' E (map)
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
EXHIBITED: 1971
CONSTRUCTION: Concrete
CHARACTER: -
LIGHT SOURCE: -
POWER SOURCE: Mains Electricity
INTENSITY: <<>>
ELEVATION: 45 metres
RANGE: 18 nm
HEIGHT: 20 metres
AUTOMATED: 1971
DEMANNED: Never manned
DEACTIVATED: No
CUSTODIAN: Australian Maritime Safety Authority

History

Point Danger is home to the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse. It lays claim to being the first in the world to experiment with laser technology (1971) to create its beam, but the experiment was unsuccessful and it returned to the more conventional mirrors, magnifying glass and powerful electric lamps (1975?).

Access

NEAREST TOWN: Coolangatta
DISTANCE : <<>> km (Coolangatta)
: 120 km (Brisbane)
ACCESS: Public reserve
TOURS: No
ACCOMMODATION: No

The Point Danger Lighthouse from the air [Photograph: Winsome Bonham]
The Point Danger Lighthouse from the air
Photograph: Winsome Bonham


The Surrounding Area


Features

Lighthouses From the Air: Part 7 Bulletin Mar 02
Annette Flotwell's East Coast Lighthouse Trip: Part 2 Bulletin Aug 03

News

More "Sea Change" Lighthouse Concerts for 1998 Bulletin Oct 98

Other Point Danger Sites

The Point Danger Lighthouse Grant Maizels

The Point Danger Lighthouse [Photograph: Marguerite Stephen]
The Point Danger Lighthouse
Photograph: Marguerite Stephen


Special Thanks to:

  • Marguerite Stephen for Photograph
  • Winsome Bonham for Photograph
  • Annette Flotwell for Photograph

Sources:

  • AMSA for technical information


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6/08/03
6/08/03

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