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Wind in Ships Sails

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An early problem facing captains of sailing ships entering Newcastle was the loss of wind in the ship's sails as they passed the towering Nobbys outcrop at the Port's entrance.

To alleviate this, the top was taken off Nobbys, reducing it to 27.5 metres,half its original height, with the resulting rock used in the construction of the breakwater.

A lighthouse was erected on Nobbys and was brought into service on the 1st of January, 1858.

First Discovery of Nobbys

Physical Changes

Convict Built Pier