Axel Stenross – Finnish ships carpenter – sailed across the mighty oceans on windjammer sv Olivebank, reaching Port Lincoln in 1927 to load grain for Europe – and decided here was the place to be. Discover his story, and the lost craft of wooden boat building, at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.
Delight in Axel’s original living quarters and his workshops with still operating slipway. Admire the display of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and relics. Chat with the knowledgeable volunteers.
Learn of the fishing and cargo moving industries which grew around the coastal waters of Port Lincoln, and the characters who made it happen.
Unique interpretive displays throughout the Museum help you on your journey of discovery. Unusual videos and books for sale in the gallery shop. A must see for young and old. You may find your own story here.