The Captain of Aireys - Woodfired Pizza


81 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet

Phone 03 5297 4024

Operating Hours

OPEN 7 days during School Hols.

Monday 5-Late Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday CLOSED Thursday 5-Late Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11-Late Bookings Recommended SCHOOL HOLIDAYS- 7 Days

The Captain

A well- known character of early Aireys Inlet was former seaman Carl J. Carlgren, who lived in a small slab cabin in Hartley street.

The Captain was always popular at social functions, providing entertainment with his accordion, violin or old cylindrical phonograph. His detailed models of sailing ships were admired by the youngsters of the district.

The Captain often drove his horse and jinker down to the hotel. After a long session, it was claimed that the horse navigated the way home, along the narrow dirt track through the forest. The Captain died in 1947, aged 91.