Help flies in for island lighthouse

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
A helicopter flew in the crew for maintenance.
Camera IconA helicopter flew in the crew for maintenance. Credit: Supplied

A team has been flown in to conduct annual maintenance on the lighthouse on Breaksea Island.

The maintenance involves servicing the lantern, including replacing a cracked glazing pane and repainting.

Vegetation is also being cleared around the helipad during the visit.

A work party restocking the acetylene cylinders after the lighthouse was automated in 1930.
Camera IconA work party restocking the acetylene cylinders after the lighthouse was automated in 1930. Credit: Supplied

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