"Milford Crouch" Print Page
A plaque commemorates the members of the crew who drowned when the wheat ship, a 3-masted auxiliary schooner "Milford Crouch" overturned and sank with the loss of five lives in October 1959.
No trace was ever found of the crew who disappeared. There was one survivor.
|Address:||near old Jetty, Port Gibbon, 5602|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.802294|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||27-October-1959|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-October-1959|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 21st September, 2001|
In memory of Captain H. M. Sims
Michael Lee, Reg Chandler, Roland Hawkes & andy Leggate
Who drowned October 27 1959 when the schooner Milford Crouch overturned & sank in a fierce storm four miles south of Port Gibbon
Sole survivor Brian Hickman