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Gladstone Maritime Museum

Did you know...
Did you know that Gladstone Maritime Museum has an impressive collection of Boats, Model Boats, photos and artefacts illustrating the maritime history of the Curtis Coast Waterways?

In our collection... the Jenny Lind Figurehead

Photographer – Noel Bowley
The Figurehead was found washed ashore at Keppel Island after the Jenny Lind foundered on Kenn reef in 1850. All aboard survived the shipwreck with resourceful crew members distilling drinking water from seawater and building a rescue vessel from the ship wreckage which carried passengers safely to Moreton Bay.

Did you know...
Did you know the Gladstone Maritime Museum has obtained the decommissioned Fremantle class patrol boat HMAS GLADSTONE. The Museum is working with local industries to set the vessel up on display. It is a sistership to the vessel used as HMAS HAMMERSLEY in the TV series 'Sea Patrol' up to 2007.


Photographer – Noel Bowley

Above: Wreck Wall

This panorama shows the Curtis/Capricorn waterways and shipwreck sites from the 1800s to recent times.
It shows where many sailing vessels were forced onto coral reefs by strong south-east trade winds.

Did you know...
Did you know a member of the museum made a 1.8 Metre long model of the P S Premier? The model will be unveiled at the Easter Model Boat Show and remain on permanent exhibition.

The Original “Premier” provided a link via “the Narrows” between Gladstone and Rockhampton prior to a rail link being constructed there.


Gladstone Maritime Museum collection
Right: The Sea Hill Lighthouse

Previously, this lighthouse stood on the North West corner of Curtis Island. It lit and protected shipping ways to the Fitzroy River and Port Alma. It is very similar in design to the Lighthouse at Cooktown.

Contact Details

Gladstone Maritime Museum
Address: 1 Francis Ward Drive, Auckland Point, Gladstone QLD 4680
Phone: 07 4972 0810