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Swan Island Lighthouse maintenance

With no keepers to man the Swan Island Lighthouse, maintenance is done by a crew coming onto the lightstation and giving the entire site a makeover.

The usual way was by an amphibious vehicle called a LARC (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo), helicopters or light aircraft.

A LARC was the main way of loading men and heavy equipment on to the island [Photograph: AMSA]
A LARC was the main way of loading men and heavy equipment on to the island
Photograph: AMSA

Men and light supplies were brought in by light aircraft [Photograph: AMSA]
Men and light supplies were brought in by light aircraft
Photograph: AMSA

Special equipment such as this tractor were transported to the island by the LARC [Photograph: AMSA]
Special equipment such as this tractor were transported to the island by the LARC
Photograph: AMSA

The tower is given a fresh coat of paint [Photograph: AMSA]
The tower is given a fresh coat of paint
Photograph: AMSA


Special Thanks to:

  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority for Photographs

Sources:

  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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