Starting with the first appointed pilot, George Tobin who was rowed out to incoming ships by convicts, the service has seen the maritime industry move from sails, to steam and then to the internal combustion engine. The service has weathered many a storm and not all of them wild seas. They have seen piracy in the Bay and lost some of their brethren to the depths.
A must read for anyone who enjoys early Victorian maritime history, or just wants a stunning coffee table book full of beautiful pictures. This 250 page hardcover book with photos and illustrations is a limited edition, so be sure to secure your own by visiting the Queenscliff Maritime Museum, Mission to Seafarers or online at ppsp.com.au