Picture of the Day: Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand
NUGGET POINT LIGHTHOUSE,
In this stunning photograph by Scott Robertson we see the Nugget Point Lighthouse perched atop a cliff. The photograph was posted to National Geographic’s Travel 365 series, a daily photo journal of incredible places around the world.
Nugget Point Lighthouse is located in the Otago region of South Island, New Zealand. It is owned and operated by Maritime New Zealand. The light was built in 1870 and was originally fuelled by oil. In 1949 the oil lamp was replaced with an electric one powered by a local diesel generator. This was subsequently replaced by a connection to the mains grid although the original lens for the light is still in place and used to this day. The light was fully automated in 1989 and is now managed from a control room in Wellington. [Source: Wikipedia]