Original buildings (lifeboat house 1862 and rocket house 1886), house an exceptional collection of maritime rescue equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes a restored sea-going lifeboat, which was built at the Williamstown marine yard in 1857. A replica seaworthy whaleboat (built 1988, to Charles Beetle plan), is also managed by the Station and regularly sailed.
Approximately 150 items and 30 photographs. Collection relates to Port Fairy (Belfast) Lifeboat Station - a fine collection of 19th Century and early 20th Century maritime rescue equipment, including a restored and seaworthy 1857 lifeboat. A replica seaworthy whaleboat (b. 1988, to Charles Beetle plan),is also managed by the Station and regularly sailed.
The entire collection is registered by Heritage Victoria.
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