Plaque marks spot where sailor died
YESTERDAY the Gladstone Maritime History Society recognised a plaque placed on the Sea Hill Lighthouse in memory of Emanuel Olsen, who was lost overboard from the P.S. Premier following an explosion onboard.
The vessel had been in the vicinity of the lighthouse on Curtis Island at the time.
Secretary of the society Noel Bowley said they were able to provide a service to the community and for the family.
"It's part of the history of this area and by us having this plaque on the lighthouse, we are preserving this history, which would otherwise be forgotten," he said.
"This particular case, it's something tangible.
"Most stories don't have closure with the body never found. In the case of this, it's one way the family have been able to move towards closure."