Fishy Tales at The Boatshed, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Stories from the Pilots – NOW POSTPONED

Saturday 21 March, 2020  7.30pm

Port Phillip Sea Pilots launch Wyuna  Photo courtesy Graham Flett


DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS RISKS (16 March, 2020)

The Port Phillip Sea Pilots and their distinctive orange launches are a popular part of the history of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale and still a vital service to shipping today.

On Saturday, 21 March, you can discover what really happens on the pilot boats when Coxswain James Grinter, Sea Pilot Captain Dean Zanoni, and retired Coxswain Ivor Guest, return to Queenscliffe Maritime Museum to talk at Fishy Tales.  They will be joined by Captain David Burns, the longest serving of the current pilots and Jack Beazley, retired shipwright who served more than 50 years with the Port Phillip Sea Pilots.

Mr Grinter will speak about the evolution of the pilot boats, Mavis III, the new launches and their work at the Queenscliff workshop.  Then expect some fascinating stories as this special panel of five speakers Talk Around the Couch and reveal the demands of operating in one of the world’s most challenging entrances into Port Phillip from Bass Strait.

You will also learn more about the museum’s newest exhibit on the night.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE  $20 per person

Please book: phone 03 5258 3440

Three generations of Port Phillip Sea Pilots’ launches.



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