The Captain of Aireys - Woodfired Pizza

Restaurant

81 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet

Phone 03 5297 4024

Operating Hours

OPEN 7 DAYS- brekky on weekends

Monday 11-Late Tuesday 11-Late Wednesday 11-Late Thursday 11-Late Friday 11-Late Sat & Sun 8am- 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.