Shipwrecked at Point Hicks | Dec, 1937
The SS Saros was a 2044-ton steamship that was wrecked at Point Hicks, in what is now Croajingolong National Park.
Helmed by a Captain Aitken, it left Geelong bound for Sydney on 23 December 1937 but ran aground in heavy fog.
All crew on board were rescued after a distress signal brought assistance from other ships.
Gilcraft Boats was born in Queenscliff, 1958 by Gil Allbutt who designed and built over 200 boats across the next 50 years. Metani is based on a classic Alden-style schooner above the waterline but is all Gilcraft-design below.
Metani is one that Gil considers his boat-building peak… “Metani was, indeed, a dreamboat”.
Ozone Hotel, Queenscliff
Social, architectural and historical significance to Victoria.
The Ozone Hotel, formerly known as Baillieu House, was built in 1881 for James George Baillieu It was designed by Melbourne architect William J. Ellis and constructed by Thomas Dally. The hotel is a large and grand two-storey stuccoed brick building that has had two major wings added to it during the early 1880s. The building features an expansive two-storey cast iron verandah and balcony, and a four-storey tower.