The Captain of Aireys - Woodfired Pizza


81 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet

Phone 03 52 897083

Operating Hours

MON to FRI 5PM - 8PM

SAT & SUN 11AM - 8PM

Bookings Recommended

(Public hol surcharge %10)

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.