Troubridge Island and lighthouse would already be several years into a conservation program to preserve this unique South Australian heritage icon, but the SA State Government has different priorities. The costly shrines to its self indulgence are in urban areas where the votes are, meaning this unique spot is at risk of being lost forever.
Think I'm being a little melodramatic?
The fine historical museum at Edithburgh, closest mainland town to the island, shows the lighthouse surrounded by land. As you can see from this photo at low tide in 2009, it's now right on the edge with sandbagging to prevent further erosion from tidal action and winter storms.