Gifts & souvenirs

The shop is a treasure trove of small inexpensive nautical gifts - souvenirs, cards, posters, model lighthouses and ships, tide clocks and much more.


Our range changes as new nautical titles become available

  • The Couta Boat - unique to Queenscliff and the coast of Victoria
  • Trading Ketches of South Australia
  • The Last of the Cape Horners - the end of the great sailing ship era
  • Trading out of Hobart - an oral history on film
  • Just in - Fishy Tales 2015 (relive this fabulous night in the comfort of your own home)

Audio CDs

CDs in stock include:

  • The Loch Ard Story
  • Sea shanties with Danny Spooner


The shop holds an extensive range of maritime books and publications about:

  • The history of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale
  • Tales of Victorian fishing ports
  • Reference books covering the wrecks at Port Phillip heads and along the Victorian coastline
  • Books by the late Jack Loney who wrote extensively on the maritime history of Victoria and the shipwreck coast
  • Lighthouses
  • The Queenscliff couta boats
  • Lifeboats
  • Rescues and heroic tales
  • Immigrant ships
  • Passenger ferries
  • Windjammers

Some children's book titles in stock:

  • Defiance Goes to Sea - a delightful story about a little couta boat which mixes history with fiction and is set to rhyme
  • Defiance to the Rescue - the history of Queenscliff's famous Lifeboat is entwined into a modern setting of search and rescue with Defiance once again the hero
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