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Friday, May 12, 2017

Caloundra Head Lighthouses (2), Caloundra, Queensland, Australia

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.

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