Historical information

PPSP operating licence was granted to founder George Tobin by Governor Gipps of New South Wales (pre Federation) on condition that “the appointment must not bring any expense on the Government”. The service is unique in that it is fully Australian- owned and operated by its pilots in keeping with the terms of the original appointment.

Physical description

A set of 7 postcards from the Port Phillip Sea Pilots showing Pilot Stations in Queenscliff and Westernport, 3 pilot launches; Hawk II, Petrel, Thorsen and launches welcoming square rigger 'Dar Mlodziezy' in 1988