Raine Island Beacon
Raine Island Beacon is a heritage-listed beacon at the eastern end of Raine Island, Queensland. It was built in 1844 by convicts. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
Ships bound north from Australia to Asia generally took the Outer Passage before turning west through the Great Barrier Reef to Torres Strait. As the area was notorious for shipwrecks, the beacon was built in 1844 to assist navigation.
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|Torres, QLD, Australia||Booby Island|
|Esplanade, Torres Strait QLD 4875, Australia||Goods Island|
|Cook, QLD, Australia||Raine Island|
|Cook, QLD, Australia||Wharton Reef|
|Hope St, Cooktown QLD 4895, Australia||Grassy Hill|
No keepers were required at this site.
The lighthouse grounds are open all year round. The tower is not open to the public.
No tours are available.
- Beacon built at Raines Islet 1844 – Edwin Augustus Porcher
- Raine Island Beacon (1983) – Queensland Government
- Raine Island Beacon – SLQ
- Raine Is Beacon – Queensland Government
- Raine Island landscape – Raine Island Recovery Project