Grassy hill, Lighthouse

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Grassy Hill, Cooktown, Australia

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Grassy Hill, Lighthouse Aug 24, 2008
The veiw from the top of Grassy hill is so well worth the effort of driving up the very steep narrow road. There are panaramic veiws over the ocean and the town of Cooktown plus you can see Mount Cook in the distance. The very old lighthouse has so much history. Built in England it was shipped to cooktown in 1885. It was disguised as a radar system during the War that tracked all the planes that flew past alerting the rest of Australia to any dangers. And it would have guided thousands of ships past the sand shoals of the area.

Captain Cook climbed this hill several times to veiw the ocean and find a safe passage through the sand shoals long before there was lighthouse.
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