TIN CAN BAY
Tin Can Bay is also a retirement town. Nice worthier, services and a tourism industry that ticks along.
It is suggested that the town's name derives from the indigenous word, "Tuncanbar", thought to refer to the dugongs that frequent the inlet.
European settlement began in the 1870s as the point where logs would be floated to the timber mills at Maryborough. Tin Can Bay later became, and still remains, an important fishing port, with a focus on prawns as well as recreational fishing.
An important tourist feature is the regular arrival of wild Indo-Pacific dolphins which usually appear early mornings next to the Norman Point boat ramp. These dolphins can be hand fed under close supervision.
To catch the Dolphins a 8.00am invitation is in place for all visitors.