Tasmania - jeffmurray

Taroona Shot Tower 7

Situated on the Channel Highway just south of Taroona is one of the State's most unique historic buildings, the Shot Tower. The Shot Tower is a 48 m (157 ft) tall, 10 m (32 ft) in diameter circular sandstone tower constructed by Joseph Moir in 1870 from locally quarried sandstone blocks. Lead shot was made by dropping molten lead through a sieve at the top of the tower and by the time it hit the water at the bottom it was cold and spherical in shape. A climb up the 259 steps to the top of the tower gives a wonderful view of the Derwent Estuary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taroona,_Tasmania