Cleveland Point Lighthouse

The Cleveland Point Lighthouse has been relocated and faithfully restored by the community that it served for over 110 years.

History

The Cleveland Point Lighthouse was the second light to be erected on this site, replacing an earlier beacon established in 1847.

This lighthouse was built in 1864 and though being the the typical timber framed Queensland lighthouse is unusual because it is hexagonal rather than round and is clad with weather boards instead of the metal cladding common elsewhere in this state.

It was built to accommodate Cleveland, a once a thriving port in the middle of last century.

In 1872 the existing lens was replaced with the one from the Moreton Island light. Two red sectors were installed in 1920 to indicate shoals off Peel Island, Cleveland Point, Banana Island and Raby Bay. In 1934, the lighthouse was converted from kerosene to electric power. At this time the City Electric Light Company Limited became the responsible authority for the light.

The first local experiments in the use of laser beams as navigational aids were carried out from this lighthouse in 1969.

The light’s second keeper, James Troy 1877-1927, holds the Australian record for being the longest serving lightkeeper at one lighthouse.

In 1976, the lighthouse was moved to a new location 30 metres to make way for a new beacon. Here it stood until renovated by the Redlands Shire Council in 1978

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Cape Moreton

Cape Moreton

Cape Moreton
Cape Track, Moreton Island QLD 4025, Australia

Cape Moreton

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Cleveland Point

Cleveland Point

Cleveland Point
238 Shore St N, Cleveland QLD 4163, Australia

Cleveland Point

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Point Danger

Point Danger

Point Danger
3 Tweed Terrace, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia

Point Danger

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Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.

Tours

No tours are available.

Accommodation

No lighthouse accommodation is available

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Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

Technical Details

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  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.