Friday, September 14, 2012

Grand Pacific Hotel, Lorne, Victoria

Grand Pacific, Lorne, Vic

Lorne is situated on a bay named after Captain Louttit, who sought shelter there in 1841 while supervising the retrieval of cargo from a nearby shipwreck. The coast was surveyed five years later in 1846. The first European settler was William Lindsay, a timber-cutter who began felling the area in 1849. The first telegraph arrived in 1859. Subdivision began in 1869 and in 1871 the town was named after the Marquess of Lorne from Argyleshire in Scotland on the occasion of his marriage to Princess Louise, one of Queen Victoria's daughters.

 Built in 1875 with superb ocean views in one of the most unique settings on the coast, the hotel is opposite surf beaches and the Lorne Pier.


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