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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Cape Leeuwin

Cape Leeuwin
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia
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Breaksea Island

Breaksea Island
Unnamed Road, Nanarup WA 6330, Australia
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Cave Point

Cave Point
Unnamed Road, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
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Eclipse Island

Eclipse Island
The Gap Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
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Cape Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste
Bunker Bay Walk Trail, Naturaliste WA 6281, Australia
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Casuarina Point

Casuarina Point
1 Bennett Way, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
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Arthur Head

Arthur Head
15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
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South Mole

South Mole
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
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North Mole

North Mole
North Mole
N Mole Dr, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia
North Mole
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Woodman Point

Woodman Point
597 Cockburn Rd, Munster WA 6166, Australia
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Wadjemup (Rottnest)

Wadjemup (Rottnest)
Wadjemup Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
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Bathurst Point

Bathurst Point
Lancier St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
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Guilderton

Guilderton
5 Tank Road, Guilderton WA 6041, Australia
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Escape Island

Escape Island
Escape Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Pelsaert Island

Pelsaert Island
Houtman Abrolhos WA 6530, Australia
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Point Moore

Point Moore
481-485 Marine Terrace, West End WA 6530, Australia
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Bluff Point

Bluff Point
118A Kempton St, Bluff Point WA 6530, Australia
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Cape Inscription

Cape Inscription
Unnamed Road, Dirk Hartog Island WA 6537, Australia
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Babbage Island

Babbage Island
13 Annear Pl, Babbage Island WA 6701, Australia
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Point Quobba

Point Quobba
Unnamed Road, Macleod WA 6701, Australia
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Point Cloates

Point Cloates
Cardabia-Ningaloo Rd, Ningaloo WA 6701, Australia
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Vlaming Head

Vlaming Head
Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707, Australia
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Jarman Island

Jarman Island
Reader Head Rd, Cossack WA 6720, Australia
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Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point
Lurujarri Walk, Minyirr WA 6725, Australia
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Cape Bossut

Cape Bossut
Cape Bossut, Lagrange WA 6725, Australia
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Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque
Broome-Cape Leveque Rd, Dampier Peninsula WA 6725, Australia
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Caffarelli Island

Caffarelli Island
Caffarelli Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Keepers

This light was built as an unattended light.

Technical Details

First Exhibited1 January 1914
StatusDemolished
LocationLat: 18 deg. 43 min. S.
Long: 121 deg. 39 min. E.
Original OpticDioptric (about 550 c.p.)
AutomatedBuilt as an automated light
Demanned
ConstructionSteel tower painted red and white
Height12 m
Elevation23 m
Range14 nm
CharacterFl. W. every 3 seconds
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
Operator
Custodian
NotesOne source indicates a Chance lens while another says AGA.
  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

The tower has been demolished

Associated Lighthouse

Detail to come.

Sources