Historic day for Portland’s new Corkscrew Observatory
THE Port of Portland added another significant date to its storied history, with the opening of the replacement Corkscrew Observatory taking place yesterday.
Strong winds didn’t stop more than 1000 people from visiting the state of the art structure at the end of the K.S. Anderson Wharf, with buses also giving attendees a rare tour of the Port’s many busy wharves and facilities.
More than 50 VIPs – from current and former Port employees to Glenelg Shire councillors and community leaders – attended the grand opening of the Corkscrew at 1pm, with Port of Portland chief executive officer Greg Tremewen providing a guided tour.
Among the guests were Jack Hanson, who worked on the construction of the original 1960 Corkscrew, and Geoff White, a current Glenelg Shire Councillor and former Port employee who worked with Keith Stirling Anderson during the 1950s.
“The Port of Portland has long been an integral part of our community and economy,” Cr White said.