August 19

Cape Otway lighthouse

Cape Otway lighthouse

Take your mind back to 1848 when the Cape Otway lighthouse was made’ It was made by Mr. Fresnel. Cape Otway is near Warrnambool.

 

Before the lighthouse was made 399 people lost their life in a tragic accident but then came along Mr. Fresnel who created this amazing lighthouse which is floating on 5cm of mercury.

 

The lighthouse works like a flashing light but if you know your history they use lens. The lens make the flash the captains will see the light flashing 18 times and know they are in Cape Otway,And how close they are to the coastline.