The Ngai Ying Pai Light sits on a small rocky islet off the west side of Tung Lung Chau Island (also know locally as Tung Lung Island) which sits on the east side of the Tathong Channel south east of Hong Kong on the approach to the main Hong Kong Harbour. The light is a tapered concrete tower with gallery and has the number 91 stencilled on it. It appears to have a white beacon. Nearby is the remains of an older structure, possibly a previous light. Date of construction and dimensions are not known. Photos taken in March 2017.
Friday, May 12, 2017
The Fat Tong Chau Light, also known as Junk Island Light is located on a rock islet at the south east end of Junk Bay and across from Hong Kong Island on the Kowloon side of the approach to the main harbour at Hong Kong. It is between Junk Bay and a small industrial harbour in Fat Tong O. The light itself is a three stage concrete tower with a gallery and a white beacon. It has the number 148 stencilled on it. Date of construction and exact dimensions are not known. (Admiralty P3573). Photos taken in March 2017.
The Hornby Lighthouse dates to 1858 and is located on headland on the south side of the entrance to Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the community of Watson's Bay a suburb of Sydney. The light is a 9 metre tall sandstone tower with lantern and gallery and has white and red vertical stripes. Photos taken in March 2017.
The Eastern Channel Pile Light is in Sydney Harbour just off of the suburb of Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. This light dates to 1924 and marks the eastern end of the Sow and Pigs Shoal. Light is an 11 metre white tower with lantern and gallery mounted on pilings. Photos were taken in March 2017.
The Western Channel Pile Light is located in Sydney Harbour off of the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse. It marks the western end of the Sow and Pigs Shoal. The site dates to 1924 however the lighthouse had to be reconstructed after it collapsed in December 2006. The light was back in service in 2008 and used the original lantern. The reconstructed tower was a replica of the original. The light is an 11 metre white tower sitting on pilings. Bottom photo shows the Eastern Channel Pile Light in the background. Photos taken in March 2017.
The Shark Island Lighthouse is located just off the north east point of Shark Island in the harbour at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The light dates to 1913 and is a white 12 metre tall round tower with lantern and gallery. Note the Macquarie Lighthouse in Vaucluse (a Sydney suburb) can be seen in the distance in the top photo. Photos were taken in March 2017.
The Bradley's Head Lighthouse is located on the north side of Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on a point of land known as Bradley's Head. Light dates to 1905 and is a 6 metre tall white round tower with lantern and gallery sitting on a rock just off the point and connected to the point by a short footbridge. Photos taken in March 2017.
The Dawes Point Lighthouse is located on a point near the south end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and just a short walk from Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The light dates to @ 1905 and is a square concrete building with a red beacon attached. Building also houses a fog siren. Photo taken in March 2017.
The Tacking Point Lighthouse is located on a bluff approximately 5 km south of the town of Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. Light dates to 1879. It is a white 8 metre tall cement tower with lantern and gallery attached to a small equipment building. Lighthouse has blue trim. It overlooks a beautiful 9 km beach known as Lighthouse Beach. Light is active. Photos taken in April 2017.
The Richmond River Lighthouse, also known as the Ballina Head Lighthouse dates to 1880. It sits on a hill north of the mouth of the Richmond River in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. The light is a white 7 metre stone tower with blue trim. It is still active with a 2nd order Fresnel lens. It previously had an attached building, but that was removed at an unknown date. Light was refurbished in 2011. Photos taken in April 2017.
Because of their proximity, I have decided to include both of the Caloundra Head Lighthouses into one post. Both are now inactive. The original Caloundra Head Lighthouse dates to 1896 and has been inactive since 1968. It is a 12 metre tower of wood frame construction covered by iron sheets. It is all white with a red roof. It is believed to be the oldest building in Caloundra. The light was in a state of disrepair and was restored by volunteers spearheaded by the local Lions Club. The second Caloundra Head Lighthouse was built in 1968 and has been inactive since 1997. It is a 14 metre tall concrete tower with a signal station at the top, looking much like an airport control tower. Both lights can be found on Canberra Terrace on a hill in downtown Caloundra. Photos were taken in April 2017.
The Point Cartwright Lighthouse is located on a bluff just east of the mouth of the Mooloolaba River in the town of Buddina, Australia. The light dates to 1978 and is a modern looking light. It is a 32 metre tall concrete tower with a large gallery. It is one of the main lights for the approach to Brisbane to the south. Photos taken in April of 2017.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Kaohsiung North Breakwater Lighthouse sits at the end of the north breakwater for the harbour at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The breakwater extends out from the Sizihwan Scenic Area of Kaohsiung near the National Sun Yat-sen University. The light is a 14 metre tall post on a one story round equipment room. Lighthouse is all green and it displays a white light. Photos were taken in March of 2017.
The Kaohsiung South Breakwater Lighthouse sit at the end of the south breakwater at the entrance to the harbour at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The breakwater starts at the base of Qihou Hill on Cijin Island on the south side of the harbour. The light is a 14 metre tall post with a one story round equipment room. Entire light is red and it displays a red light. Photos taken in March 2017.
The Kaohsiung lighthouse dates to 1883, although it was extensively upgraded in 1918. It sits at the top of a high bluff (Qihou Hill) at the north end of Cijin Island in Kaohsiung. It is on the south side of the narrow entrance into the harbour at Kaohsiung. The light is a white 15 metre tall octagonal brick tower with gallery and black dome at the top. It has a one story brick keepers house attached. Photos were taken in March 2017.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Hualien East Breakwater Spur Lighthouse sits on a short spur on the east breakwater near the harbour entrance at Hualien. It is almost directly across the fairly narrow entrance from the West Breakwater Lighthouse. It is a red 11 metre tall post with attached small equipment building and displays a red light. Photos taken in March 2017.
The Hualien West Breakwater Light sit on the west breakwater at the entrance to the harbour at Hualien, Taiwan. It is directly across the entrance from the East Breakwater Spur Lighthouse. The light is an 11 metre post with an attached small equipment building. It is painted entirely green and displays a green light. Photos taken in March 2017.
The Hualien East Breakwater light sits at the south end of the east breakwater at the entrance to the harbour in Hualien, Taiwan. It is a 23 metre tall tapered round concrete tower with lantern and gallery. It sits atop a round concrete base on the breakwater. Lighthouse is painted completely red. Photos taken in March 2017.