Friday, December 10, 2010

Cape Jackson Lighthouse

Sky Watch for this week, please check out other posts of sky from around the world.

Cape Jackson Lighthouse beacon. It is situated in the open ocean off Cape Jackson, set on a small platform of rock, quite some distance from the Cape, where there is a second small light house. The sea is usually rough at this point being a convergance of ocean currents but this day it was a calm sea and a light breeze we found when we stopped off to fish over the reef between the lighthouse and the Cape. About 25 years ago a huge Russian Cruise ship hit these rocks and sank in the bay just around from here, with the loss of one person amazingly all the elderly passenger were lifted off to safety before it sank. Lots of little boats went to the aid of the people and did a wonderful job saving all but the one man who was an engine worker.

7 comments:

bettyl said...

What a lovely lighthouse! We will be down your way mid-January and should check it out.

Mark Bellamy said...

Looks very isolated and beautifully lonely

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lizziviggi said...

Thank goodness there were so many survivors. Is this a working lighthouse then? Not many of those left!

claude said...

Beautiful blue sky over a very nice sea !

Small Kucing said...

so bright

cathoune said...

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thomas said...

Nice lighthouse,it must have been build strong to last the sea waves.
It have been a while since your last visit to M'sia.