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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Story of Narooma’s pilot station and marine rescue


Narooma Historical Society’s guest speaker this Sunday (15 January) is Society member Craig Petterd, also of Marine Rescue.

Craig is currently writing a book about the history of the Pilot Station and of Narooma’s marine rescue services over the years. Everyone is welcome.

“The research I’ve done has been absolutely fascinating,” Craig said. “I’ve spoken to many former members of our marine rescue services as well as delving deep into various archives.”

His book will be published later this year.

The Society meets this Sunday in the School of Arts’ Studios (red cottage behind BP and the Kinema) at 2pm. Afternoon tea is provided.


Above: Pilot Station Inspection

An emergency rocket system was introduced following the wreck of the Bodalla in 1924. The idea was the rockets would fire a rope to a boat should it be stuck on rocks close to shore. The system was demonstrated during official inspections, as seen here in 1941. State Library NSW, Narooma Historical Society


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