Saturday, July 24, 2010

AUSTRALIA

Tacking Point Lighthouse is Australia's third oldest lighthouse and was built in 1879, on a rocky headland about 6 kilometres south of Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The 8 m (26 ft) round cement brick tower is attached to a 1-story service building and is located at a popular site for surfing and whale watching. In 1919, the lighthouse was converted to automatic acetylene operation and to electricity in 1974.