Cape Bossut Lighthouse
The Cape Bossut lighthouse, just to the south-west of Broome, was commissioned in 1913 and erected the following year.
It was one of a number of unattended lighthouses recommended by the Brewis report and built on the North-West coast of WA by the Public Works Department. Of these it was the last.
The light was lit by a Chance Bros lens placed on a 40ft (12m) mild steel square open lattice framework tower. It was 550 candle power using acetylene gas.
The light was decommissioned as a Commonwealth light and passed to the Department of Marine and Harbours (date unknown). Prior to the handover the lantern and lens were removed and a solar powered light was fitted. The tower was demolished some time in 1994/1995.
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This light was built as an unattended light.
|First Exhibited||1 January 1914|
|Location||Lat: 18 deg. 43 min. S.
Long: 121 deg. 39 min. E.
|Original Optic||Dioptric (about 550 c.p.)|
|Automated||Built as an automated light|
|Construction||Steel tower painted red and white|
|Character||Fl. W. every 3 seconds|
|Notes||One source indicates a Chance lens while another says AGA.|
The tower has been demolished
Detail to come.
- Lighthouses on the Western Australian Coast and Off-Shore Islands
1995 Author/s D.A. Cumming, M. Glasson and M. McCarthy
- Notice to Mariners – Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate 26 Jan 1914 – Trove