Point Cartwright Lighthouse in the Pink
In October, Point Cartwright Lighthouse will be illuminated by a pink glow to raise awareness of breast cancer for the eighth annual Global Illumination Initiative. The Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the Mooloolaba River in Queensland, Australia.
The modern Lighthouse is one of over a hundred famous buildings, landmarks, and monuments in over 40 nations to glow pink for Breast Cancer Month. After a special pink gel was painted over the lights, the pink Illumination ceremony of Point Cartwright Lighthouse was held on September 26, 2007.
The Global Illumination Initiative was launched by Evelyn Lauder in 2000 to raise public awareness about the most common form of cancer among women. Some of the glowing pink landmarks include the Prudential Tower in Boston (Virtual Tour Photography – 2005), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Niagara Falls, the Sydney Opera House, and the Wollongong Head Lighthouse in Australia.
The current Lighthouse was built in 1978 to replace the second shorter Lighthouse which became hidden by a high-rise development! The modern 106-feet high reinforced concrete Tower surmounted with a precast concrete lantern room was constructed on Point Cartwright to guide ships approaching the NW channel to Moreton Bay from the North. Point Cartwright Lighthouse exhibits three white flashes every 15-seconds, with a red sector 174-feet above sea level to a visible range of 23 nautical miles.
For Map Directions, please visit Google Map of Point Cartwright Lighthouse
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