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A monument commemorates the master mariners of the Queensland Coast and Torres Strait Pilot Service.

Location

Address:42 - 68 Palmer Street, Maritime Museum of Townsville, South Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.259244
Long: 146.823733
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Approx. Event Start Date:1884

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th December, 2004
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA
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