Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - L for Lighthouse

This is the Port Adelaide lighthouse, now located near the dock as part of the South Australian Maritime Museum. The lighthouse began its life in 1869 at the entrance to the Port River. The structure had been prefabricated in England and shipped to Australia in pieces.
In 1901 a new lighthouse was built at Wonga Shoal, in the Gulf of St Vincent 13 km from Port Adelaide. The light was used in the new lighthouse, but the structure was transported and re-erected on South Neptune Island in the Spencer Gulf.
When the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1985, it was restored and rebuilt at its current site.

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18 comments:

ellen b. said...

lighthouse is a fabulous choice for L! Have a wonderful week...

leslie said...

Beautiful structure. Gee, I could have done the lighthouse in Plymouth or the LightBoat in Cardiff! Oh well, I think you'll enjoy what I did do. :D

Paulie said...

What a gorgeous lighthouse! I hadn't even thought about that possibility. Great choice!

RuneE said...

Lighthouses are a fascinating subject. In countries like ours with ragged coastlines, they are a very important part of hour cultural background.

A great L!

My L is here

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous and informative the comment!
Beautiful photograph,
Splendid post!

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful lighthouse,it`s a lot of them along the coast of Norway.

Blue said...

A good choice for L, liked the info too.

Ida said...

A BIG Lighthouse.
A great construction.
Nice L Gordon! :)

alice said...

You choose a beautiful one!

Andrea said...

I love lighthouses. Wonderful "L" post.

Petunia said...

Nice post! You should take a trip to Norway. We got a lot of lighthouse:)

John said...

What a great lighthouse!
Wonderful "L" post.

Donna said...

Now That's a Red lighthouse!! Fun picture!!hughugs

Neva said...

what a great lighthouse. ......what would have happened to all those ships without lighthouses to guide them.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice lighthouse! Very nice photo too:)

Diana said...

that's a lovely lighthouse.

Katney said...

Wonderful and so important.

Donna said...

Hey sweetie!!! You've been Tagged!! on my site! hughugs