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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Griffiths Island Lighthouse


The Griffiths Island Lighthouse was built in 1859 by Scottish stonemasons out of bluestone. The unique stairway is cut with each step being inserted in the next course of stone in the outside wall.

Originally located on an area known as Rabbit Island, the island has since been encompassed by the neighbouring Griffiths Island.

The last lighthouse keeper that lived on the island was there from 1929 till 1954. There was one more lightkeeper for a short time before the light was automated.

12 comments:

B SQUARED said...

He was there for 25 years? I wonder what the first thing he did when he left?

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Ordered a nice, thick, juicy steak? Somehow, I don't think he would have gone for the fish.

Bergson said...

excellent contrast between lighthouse et this sky

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful image, great lighthouse.

AB said...

That makes a great shot with the menacing sky and the red door

Tabib said...

I like this picture.

Glennis said...

Very nice snowy white light house, would be great to see how that staircase worked.

Nefertiti said...

beautiful photo love the atmosphere j

Good Sunday

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice lighthouse, nice photo.

Gary Orona said...

Beautiful shot! Nice Ligfhthouse. Looks like it has a story to tell. The photo speaks for itself.

Cildemer said...

Wow! Nice pic! I love lighthouses!

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a fine looking lighthouse BFG, methinks it'll be standing there for many years to come!