Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

Chart Port Lincoln's history of boat-building, sailing and whaling in this tin-shed museum on the shores of Boston Bay, just north of town (look for the marooned 1946 tug Nabilla by the highway). It's named after a super-capable Finnish seaman who lived here from 1927 to 1980.

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5. Lincoln National Park

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