Browse, savour and take home the best of unique Straddie artisanship at our regular Twilight Markets!

02 Twilight markets

What a great getaway for our corporate event! Chilled-out, friendly, connected, refreshed and focused: thanks LSC!

10 Business event

Our family had the most wonderful day here: can highly recommend this amazing location, sorry we had to leave!

09 Unsurpassed family experience

Good food, great company, with friendly, casual service, relaxed ambience and amazing views: just perfect!

08 Bonhomie

Monthly Fishing Club competitions from February to October each year - great fun for keen anglers of all ages!

07 Monthly fishing events

There's nothing like watching a magnificent sunset over mainland Australia from the LSC at the One Mile!

06 Magnificent sunsets

Come and visit our little piece of paradise on 'Straddie' - LSC membership means never having to say good-bye!

05 Little piece of paradise

A unique venue for your wedding, reception or special occasion, right on the waterfront of Moreton Bay!

04 Wedding venue

LSC membership gives you 24/7 access to Club facilities as well as a wide range of other Member-only benefits!

03 Membership

Fridays and Saturdays are RAFFLE NIGHTS with some great seafood, meat trays and prizes to be won!

01 Friday raffle

For an introduction to this picturesque, and largely protected, anchorage, we could do worse than begin with the words of the late Joshua Peter Bell.

His seminal books 'Moreton Bay and How To Fathom It' are now highly-prized collectors' items, spanning almost 40 years and nine editions. With prose that was at once eloquently evocative and rich with clear, first-hand navigational meaning, accompanied by deliciously hand-drawn charts, he captured the essence of a Moreton Bay on which many grew to salty adulthood and which is, today, largely a fond and fading memory.

JPB maintained a familiar framework and format through the decades - although the final edition was debased somewhat by the publisher's introduction of some rather garish colours into the charts. Text and drawings were revised with each edition, as banks and beacons shifted and additional historical material came to light.

In the notes, Dunwich was addressed first, followed by the One Mile. We will reverse the order in the quoted text here, to begin with the anchorage on which the Little Ship Club is situated. [Editorial remarks draw passing attention to some of the changes in the intervening quarter-century!]

From the 1988 ninth (and final) edition, notes to Chart Three: The One Mile

"The One Mile is a very popular anchorage between Dunwich and Myora. It is landlocked by drying banks at low water, though a roll from south-westerly weather tends to come across the banks round Polka Point.

"On the green, tree-covered knoll to the south of the anchorage there is a small cemetery. Many of the tombstones are well-preserved in view of their age.

"William Cassim, an early Cleveland publican after whom Cassim Island near Cleveland is named, is buried here; so are Dr. Ballow and many of the Emigrant victims [see Dunwich text below].

"A short walk through the cemetery leads to the Dunwich township where stores and supplies are available. In rear of the public jetty is the clubhouse of the Little Ship Club. This is not a hotel; it is available to members and those of affiliated clubs only [not the case 30 years later - non-Members and visitors most welcome!].

"Three hulks are visible on the banks in the One Mile area. The most southerly [of the three], beside the mangrove point, is the dredge Hercules ... Under the command of Capt. Bishop she played the major role in dredging the bar cutting at the river mouth and forming Bishop Island [now part of the Port of Brisbane wharves at Fisherman Islands]. Later she dredged coral at Mud Island for the Queensland Cement and Lime Company and finally was used by the late Mr Bonty Dixon of Dunwich for oyster research.

"The two on the bank between the Hegarty beacon [today, the Nim Love Beacon] and Myora Light, and sometimes referred to as the Norman wreck, have been harder to pinpoint. Dr G. Roderick McLeod, President of the Queensland Maritime Museum Association, advises that the larger and more obvious of the two is the Dugong, an Australian Steam Navigation Company vessel built in 1875 (one fails to find the name in the A.S.N. Co. fleet list) and was ultimately a lighter in Normanton; and that the smaller, now barely visible, is the Undine."

 
 
 
 

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Takeaway orders are also available at the bistro.
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  • 1 Yabby Street
    Dunwich QLD 4183
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  • PO Box 10
    Dunwich QLD 4183
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  • Flag Officers 2015-16

  • Commodore Roger McDowall
    "2c"
  • Vice Commodore Chris Goodhew
    "Warrior"
  • Rear Commodore Matthew Tesch
    "Mistress"