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Tacking Point Lighthouse

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Postby Grover » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:14 pm


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From The Port Macquarie News

http://www.portnews.com.au/news/local/n ... 57307.aspx

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Postby tinypiney » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:56 pm


I have never heard of Tacking Point lighthouse... and that may be because the Macquarie lighthouse, which I assume is nearby, gets all the attention. :?
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:27 pm


Hi Tiny,

There are over 400 lighthouses around Australia's coastline so it's not surprising that you haven't heard of one of them. Tacking Point is at Port Macquarie which is around 600kms (360 miles) North of Sydney where Macquarie Lighthouse is situated. Lighthouses of Australia has a great web site with most of our lights mentioned.

http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/States/states.asp

Barnett designed Macquarie Lighthouse as well as Tacking Point, Crowdy Head, Greencape and several others.
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Postby tinypiney » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:55 am


It was just shocking to me because I have been on every page of the Lighthouse Directory.
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/index.htm
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:13 pm


Tacking Point is shown on this page on Russ's web site, Tiny.
If you want a complete list of lighthouses in Australia, I have reproduced the British Admiralty list from volume K on my lighthouse web site:-

http://lighthouses.net.au

I have excluded structures which are not proper lighthouses such as channel markers and lights on poles.
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Postby tinypiney » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:58 pm


Oh, cool! Thanks! :D I have a feeling I've been on your website before :)
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Postby Grover » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:15 pm


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

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there are in a lollapalooza."
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