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A monument commemorates the master mariners of the Queensland Coast and Torres Strait Pilot Service.
|Address:||42 - 68 Palmer Street, Maritime Museum of Townsville, South Townsville, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.259244|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1884|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 11th December, 2004|
Captain Peter Thacker Memorial
Dedicated to the master mariners of the Queensland Coast and Torres Strait Pilot Service, the longest single-handed pilotage service in the world.
Since 1884, pilots have relied on their local knowledge, bravery and experience to guide vessels safely through the treacherous reefs of northern waters.
Dedicated by Rev`d Norton Challenor
11 December 2004