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  Lighting the light
by iandsmith

Every building reflects a different aspect of 19th century port life. The Upper Lighthouse (see photo) and outbuildings (1859) were moved here from Middle Island in 1871-72, and the Lower Lighthouse was erected on Lady Bay Beach in 1859, dismantled in 1871 and the light placed atop an obelisk at Flagstaff Hill. The hill receives its name from the occasion in 1854 when a flagstaff (still preserved) was placed on the hill as a navigational aid.
The fortifications on Flagstaff Hill were completed in 1887.

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2003
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