Port Victoria is a very small port town on the west coast of Yorke Peninsula. Another of those rare towns where the sun sets over the horizon. Port Victoria is one of the last towns in Australia to see off the ‘windjammer’ sailing ships and deemed an historic town. The Port Victoria foreshore is really well done.
Like many other coastal towns on the peninsula, it has a jetty and used to be a thriving port for the export of grain to England. The windjammers carrying the bagged grain called at Falmouth, England or Queenstown, Ireland for orders of where the grain was to be taken. Many of the smaller ports were visited only by coastal ketches and schooners.
Port Victoria also had an anchorage offshore for the larger windjammers. These were loaded from the ketches which were in turn loaded at the jetty. The last working sailing ships visited in 1949. As a result, Port Victoria is known as the last of the windjammer ports. This era is illustrated in the Port Victoria Maritime Museum.