01 Jun Tribute to the pilots
At the meeting of the Marine Board yesterday reference was made to the good work done by the Port Phillip Sea Pilots. The following resolution moved by Mr R Dickens, was adopted unanimously; “That in the view of the weather conditions which existed from June 8th to June 12th the Marine Board recognises the difficulties with which were experienced by the Port Phillip Sea Pilots in performance of their duties and records its appreciation of the manner in which the station was maintained “ It was decided to send a copy of the resolution to the Pilot Mr. Agnew and Mr G.W. Lilley added their testimony of appreciation . Mr Lilley said they had one of the best services in the world and it was at times such as prevailed during the recent rough weather that they’re recognised how fine a body of men to sea pilots were. On behalf of the under writers, it gave him much pleasure to record the recognition of their work.
Extract from the Argus June 1911