Port Lincoln is the self proclaimed
fishing ‘capitol’ of Australia. There is no doubt the capitol
investment in fishing and the product itself would seem to live up to
that boast. Port Lincoln is also another of those Australian
cities/towns that ensures a welcoming and enjoyable visit.
British naval explorer Matthew Flinders discovered the harbour in
February 1802. Because of its particularly good harbour, he named it
Port Lincoln rather than just Lincoln, where Flinders
economy is based on the huge grain-handling facilities (a total
capacity of over 337,500 tonnes), the canning and fish processing
works, lambs, wool and beef, and tuna farming for the Japanese market.
Home of Australia's largest commercial fishing fleet Port Lincoln now
has a thriving aquaculture industry. Be sure to check out the ‘real’
fresh fish markets. The shipping of the wheat harvest is also big
Restaurants, pubs and cafes do a thriving business in Port Lincoln.
The hotels are classic structure, except for the marina tavern.
owner of Makybe Diva (the only horse to win the Melbourne Cup 3 times)
is a tuna farmer in Port Lincoln. A life-sized bronze statue of The
Diva stands on the town's foreshore.
Churches in Port Lincoln are approaching the century.
Museums in Port Lincoln open on various days.
Port Lincoln War Memorial is located on the northern edge of the cbd.
Lincoln is an easy place to stay up to a week. Watch the weather
though; being coastal cloudy days are prevalent.