Beacons of Hope – An early history of Cape Otway and King Island lighthouses by Donald Walker

Second Hand Book

This book is a history of the lighthouses at Cape Otway and on King Island, guarding the western end of Bass Strait. The early exploration of Bass Strait is described, as are some of the shipwrecks in the area. There was considerable pressure to improve shipping safety by by building lighthouses, and the book describes this process. The building and operation of the lighthouses is described, as are the experiences of the lighthouse staff and their families.

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Second Hand Book

This book is a history of the lighthouses at Cape Otway and on King Island, guarding the western end of Bass Strait. The early exploration of Bass Strait is described, as are some of the shipwrecks in the area. There was considerable pressure to improve shipping safety by by building lighthouses, and the book describes this process. The building and operation of the lighthouses is described, as are the experiences of the lighthouse staff and their families.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 29 × 21 × 1 cm

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