Low Isle Lighthouse

Low Isle Lighthouse

Low Isles, Queensland, Australia

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1878 (W.P. Clark). Active; focal plane 20 m (65 ft); white flash every 10 s; also a directional light displayed to the southeast, white, red or green depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 18 m (60 ft) wood frame tower covered by galvanized iron sheets, with lantern and gallery; solar-powered lens. Lighthouse painted white; lantern dome is red. Two modern keeper’s houses (1960s). The assistant keeper’s house is now the Low Isles Research Station of the University of Queensland.  Steve Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter), Australia’s famous wildlife expert and television personality, was killed on a dive just off the Low Isles in September 2006. The Low Isles Preservation Society works for preservation of the light station. Located on a small island of the Great Barrier Reef, about 13 km (8.5 mi) northeast of Port Douglas, marking the shipping channel to the port. Accessible only by boat; tours from Cairns and Port Douglas are available. Site open, tower closed.  — From the Lighthouse Directory

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