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The End of an Era for Island Adventures

Pictured above: Pam Abraham

After 30 years of running businesses on the island, Island Adventures P/L has been sold to Markina Enterprises P/L. They will take over The Picnic Bay Hotel, The Marlin Bar and the Nelly Bay Cellars on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

During this time long island residents have seen The Marlin Bar at Horseshoe Bay being built, The Picnic Bay Hotel under go massive transformation and The Nelly Bay Cellars being established.

Since the sad passing of Bill and Lorraine Carnell in 2004 the businesses have been operated by Lorraine’s sister Pam Abraham.

Pam is one of the most dedicated, hard working people in the hospitality industry in our region, gaining enormous respect from colleagues and staff on the island and in Townsville.

The Picnic Bay Hotel Melbourne Cup days have been legendary over the years, Flemington have their roses, but we had the view and the party.

Pam wished the new owners well, saying “ It is time for new development and fresh ideas”.

Pam will be moving across the bay to Townsville, the MCN asked Pam of her future plans “ I am going to have break, rest up for while, then see what the future brings”.

It has been a privilege to know and do business with Pam for the past 20 plus years.

We wish her and her beautiful family all the best for the future.

Article & Photo: Debbie Denison

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