A white painted prefabricated cast iron tower was
designed by the Public Works Dept. and manufactured in Perth by Bela
Makutz. Cape Leveque was built at the same time as Cape Inscription, Point
Cloates and Bedout Is, prompted by the need for additional navigational aids
along the north west coast to assisit travellers between Singapore and the West
Australian coast. Following a wreck at Cape Vlamingh, a Lighthouse at Vlamingh
Head was added to the list.
The Cape Leveque third order lens is currently on display on the upper level
of the new WA Maritime Museum.
The light source was originally a three burner
candescent kerosene vapour lamp of 25 000 candelas. The flashing sequence was
three white flashes in quick succession every 15 seconds.