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Lady Bay Lower

30 May 2007 WARRNAMBOOL'S historic lighthouses are out of action
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
Merri Street, Warrnambool

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm daily except Christmas Day

Adults $12
Pensioners $9
School Aged Children $5
Family $28

Contact 03 5564 7841

 

In 1859 a lighthouse was erected on the beach at Lady Bay to assist navigation. In heavy seas, however, the lighthouse was obscured by waves and spray. The lighthouse was dismantled and in 1871 the light placed on an obelisk situated above the beach on Flagstaff Hill. This structure is now known as the lower lighthouse

Postcard of the lighthouse c1960
The lower tower overlooking the beach where the original light was built
The lower tower overlooking the beach where the original light was built

Technical / Historical Details
Nearest Town Warnambool  Height - Elevation 6.7m (22ft) - 26.5m (87ft) 
Lat/Long: 3823.5 14929.4  Lantern  
Construction White brick tower.  Lens  
Built 1871  Character F.R.G. 
First Lit   Range NM 5W  
Automated      
De-activated   Open Grounds only 
Architect   Access Road 
Reference 8016 K 2158  Accommodation No 
See Also: Lady Bay Upper 
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