Landmark Point Moore lighthouse seen in new light

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
The Point Moore lighthouse usually towers over the landscape in Geraldton but Peter Wilson recently captured this image by drone of the 140-year-old lighthouse dwarfed by a crane.
Camera IconThe Point Moore lighthouse usually towers over the landscape in Geraldton but Peter Wilson recently captured this image by drone of the 140-year-old lighthouse dwarfed by a crane.

Standing 34m high and with red-and-white candy stripes, the Point Moore lighthouse is an eye-catching landmark in Geraldton and the centre- piece of hundreds of photos.

While most snaps of the 140-year-old lighthouse are taken from the ground, Geraldton resident Peter Wilson captured the structure from the sky with his drone.

In the photo, the lighthouse is dwarfed by a crane lifting an item up to the top of the all-steel tower.

Mr Wilson, who works for Crane Corp Australia, bought his drone in 2016 after the company ran an internal photo competition.

“I went a bit overboard and bought a drone,” he said with a laugh. “I do like how the drone gives that perspective you can only get from the air.

“You can get some good angles that you just can’t get from the ground.”

The lighthouse is receiving a makeover as part of a project overseen by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The project, expected to take several months to complete, will see lead-based paint removed internally and the lantern room refurbished.

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Previously: Geraldton’s Point Moore lighthouse to get internal makeover

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