Woodman Point Lighthouse
Built as a Leading Light, this Lighthouse replaced the Arthur Head Lighthouse, and provided shipping a safe route via Gage Roads into the newly constructed Fremantle Harbour designed by C.Y. O’Connor.
The lighthouse at Woodman Point was also referred to as Gage Roads referring to the shipping lane and anchorage near Cockburn Sound south of Fremantle. This is where the 1987 America’s Cup took place.
A first order occulting dioptric light was established on a 9.7m stone tower on Woodman Point as a sectored light in 1902. It was demanned and improved in 1921.
The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages are now fronting onto a busy road. A dirt track winds up the hill behind the cottages.
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|Architect||W T Douglas|
|Location||Lat. 032° 07.9' S. Long. 115° 46.2' E|
|Original Optic||Chance Bros 1st Order Fixed with sectors|
|Automated||19 July 1955|
|Demanned||19 July 1955|
|Construction||Round stone tower, seaward side painted white|
|Range||W. 22 nm
R. 8 nm
G. 8 nm
|Character||Oc.W.R.G. period 30s lt. 20s, ec. 10s
Oc.G. period 5s lt. 3s, ec. 2s
|Operator||Fremantle Port Authority|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
The lighthouse grounds can be accessed by foot. The tower is fenced and is not open to the public.
Lighthouses on the Western Australian Coast and Off-Shore Islands
Author/s D.A. Cumming, M. Glasson and M. McCarthy 1995