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.

History

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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Booby Island

Booby Island

Booby Island
Torres, QLD, Australia

Booby Island

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Goods Island

Goods Island

Goods Island
Esplanade, Torres Strait QLD 4875, Australia

Goods Island

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Raine Island

Raine Island

Raine Island
Cook, QLD, Australia

Raine Island

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Wharton Reef

Wharton Reef

Wharton Reef
Cook, QLD, Australia

Wharton Reef

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Grassy Hill

Grassy Hill

Grassy Hill
Hope St, Cooktown QLD 4895, Australia

Grassy Hill

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Keepers

No keepers were required at this site.

Technical Details

First Exhibited
Permanent Tower
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Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned
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Light Source
Power Source
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Custodian
Notes

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

Access

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

Tours

No tours are available.

Links

Queensland Places – Raine Island Beacon  External link

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