Eclipse Island Optic

About one minute's walk from the apartments, The Museum of the Great Southern has a fantastic display of the Eclipse Island Optic.

This light was built in Birmingham, England by Chance Brothers & Co. in 1922 - 23 and installed on the Eclipse Islands in 1926. The light source is fpelled by vaporised kerosene and air, operating at 125 lb psi pressure and burning an incandescent mantle which produces approximately 2,500 candlepower. When this light is reflected through the three main lenses commonly called the Bulleyes, it produces 1,000,000 candlepower. 

To find out more about the exhibit here

Penny Benson