- Tuesday 19 February 2013
Sunshine Coast Council presents a fascinating insight into the region’s nautical history dating from the late 1890's until present at Kawana Library from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 26 February 2013.
Join shipwrecks author and historian Lance Paterson and Phil Shanahan whose father was the last of Caloundra's lighthouse keepers, while they entertain and inform with tales of the high seas.
Learn about the region’s rich nautical history and the importance of the North West Shipping Channel which in 1897 was declared the safest entrance into Moreton Bay and the only entrance to be used in bad weather or by deep draught ships.
They will take you back on a journey to 1893 when the SS Dicky was caught in blinding weather in the tail of a cyclone and shipwrecked on the Caloundra coastline. Sadly, today all that remains are rusty remnants protruding through the sand.
If you have an interest in learning about Sunshine Coast shipwrecks and the days of lighthouse keepers, or if you are simply curious about history, this free event is not to be missed.
Afternoon tea will be provided and bookings are essential. Kawana Library is located on Nanyima Street just off Point Cartwright Drive.
To avoid disappointment book today by visiting council’s library website or by calling 1300 LIBRARY.