Archer Point Lighthouse
The original Archer Point Lighthouse was very similar to the structures on Geese Island, Flat Top, Bay Rock and Grassy Hill – a timber framed tower sheafed in rolled galvanised iron sheeting.
The lighthouse is prominently situated on a grassy hill.
Archer Point lighthouse, with the now disused Rocky Islet lighthouse once formed the lead between the Hope Islands and the mainland to the south, and to the north between the mainland and the coral reefs to the eastward.
At night, the white sector of the light indicates the clear passage and the red and green sectors indicates the ship is outside the channel.
With the building of the new light in 1979 it was converted to electricity.
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|Hope St, Cooktown QLD 4895, Australia|
|Archer Point Rd, Cooktown QLD 4895, Australia|
|Low Island, Low Isles QLD 4873, Australia|
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|CurrentTower||Converted to Electric & New Tower:1979|
|Location||Lat: 15° 35.6178' S Long: 145° 19.7199' E|
|Current Optic||Stone Chance 400mm focal radius|
|Construction||White NAL1 lantern on white square concrete tower|
|Range||Nominal: White 17 nm Green 13 nm Red 13 nm
Geographical: 21 nm
|Character||Fl. W. (4) in 20 secs with Red and Green sectors|
|Intensity||White: 35,000 cd
Red: 7,000 cd
Green: 7,000 cd
|Light Source||120V, 1000W, 3000 hr, TH|
|Power Source||240 Volts Mains|
|Notes||As at June 2011|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.
No tours are available.
- Archer Point Light 1917 – NAA
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- Archer Point Light 2005 – Mark Maupin
- Archer Point Looking SE – Ray Hudson LoA
- Archer Point Sector Lens – Maritime Exchange Museum
- Australian Heritage Commission
- Kevin Mulcahy
- Peter Bird
- Queensland Harbour & Marine