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Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
 

SS Casino

 
 
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By Jenny Beacham, 2012
1. SS Casino Marker
Inscription. Top Marker
This memorial was unveiled
July 8 1934
by
Mrs. C.A. Melhuish
daughter of
Captain Thomas Boyd
first master of the S.S. Casino.

Middle Marker
Borough of Port Fairy
This commemorative plaque is to mark the 100th anniversary of the registration of the S.S. Casino as part of the Belfast and Koroit Steam Navigation Company and the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Casino at Apollo Bay on 10th July, 1932.
Unveiled by
his Worship the Mayor
Cr. R.W. Clark
11th July 1982

Bottom Marker
A lasting tribute to Members of the Crew of S.S. Casino who lost their lives when the vessel, which rendered 50 years yeoman service to Port Fairy, was wrecked at Apollo Bay. On 10th July. 1932.

John Gilchrist Middleton Master
Orlando Peter Bennie 1st Mate
James Kirkpatrick Providore
Helena Lucy Gill Stewardess
Peter Murray, Hugh Mulholland & Michael Foley Sen,r } A.B's.
James Thompson O.S.
John Owen & Thomas Clark} Firemen

 
Erected 1934.
 
Location. 38° 23.271′ S, 142° 14.427′ E. Marker is in Port Fairy, Victoria.
SS Casino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenny Beacham, February 1, 2012
2. SS Casino Marker
Marker is at the intersection of Gipps Street and Campbell Street on Gipps Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Captain John Griffiths (approx. 1.2 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  S.S. Casino monument at Monument Australia site. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. DisastersIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
SS Casino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenny Beacham, February 1, 2012
3. SS Casino Marker
SS Casino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenny Beacham, February 1, 2012
4. SS Casino Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by Jenny Beacham of Hepburn Springs, Victoria. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Jenny Beacham of Hepburn Springs, Victoria.   3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Jenny Beacham of Hepburn Springs, Victoria. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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