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Port Macdonnell And District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell's Maritime Museum packs a lot of history into a small space. It tells with gusto the story of South Australia's southern most town and the seas around it.

Many a vessel has come to grief in the area. The shipwreck gallery tells you the story of some of these. You can see the bell and cannon from the ill-fated Admella, which foundered in 1859 with the loss of all but 24 of her 113 passengers. On a lighter note there is a model boat that was launched at Macquarie Island in the Antarctic and floated right around the World before beaching near Port MacDonnell.

Port MacDonnell claims itself to be the 'Southern Rock Lobster Capital of Australia'. The largest rock lobster (or crayfish) fishing fleet in South Australia is based here and not surprisingly the museum has much to tell about rock lobsters and how they are caught.

Location

Meylin Street
Port Macdonnell SA
Australia
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