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The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse

The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse was erected in 1971. Its construction was vital to assist the giant woodchip carriers entering Port Triabunna.

The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse with Maria Island in the background [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse with Maria Island in the background
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse near Triabunna [Photograph: Deborah Taylor]
The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse
Photograph: Deborah Taylor


Operation

LOCATION: Latitude 42㳮2' S, Longitude 147差2' E (Map)
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
CHARACTER: Occulting (1 eclipse) in 6 Seconds
LIGHT SOURCE: 1000 Watt 120v, Tungsten Halogen
POWER SOURCE: 240v Mains Supply; Diesel Standby
INTENSITY: 36,000 cd
ELEVATION: 57 Metres
RANGE: 20 Nautical Miles
HEIGHT: 14 Metres 

The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse with Maria Island in the background [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse with Maria Island in the background
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse Apparatus [Photograph: AMSA]
The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse apparatus
Photograph: AMSA

History

The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse was erected in 1971.

Its construction was vital to assist the giant woodchip carriers entering Port Triabunna.

The lighthouse was constructed as an automatic light and was never manned.

 

Access

There is no public access to this light. It is located on private land to the east of Triabunna. The road is rough and permission is needed to enter.

The light can also be approached from the sea though it can be a difficult climb.


The Surrounding Area


The Point Home Lookout Lighthouse from the air
Photograph: Winsome Bonham

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Special Thanks to:

  • AMSA for Photographs
  • Deborah Taylor for Photographs
  • Ed Kavaliunas for Photographs
  • Winsome Bonham for Photograph

Sources:

  • AMSA
  • Brian Lord

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