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cool museum

This place is excellent if you’re into boats, engines etc. the owner was awesome and impressive... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Amherst, New York
A step back in time

The museum is just what the title says, a look at boating on the maine coast from the old days... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
jonathan h
Gray, Maine
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This place is excellent if you’re into boats, engines etc. the owner was awesome and impressive showing my husband and adult son all around. It really isn’t for little kids in his opinion. They spent about 2 hours there. Some of it was hands on....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

The museum is just what the title says, a look at boating on the maine coast from the old days until mid 20th century. Jim Sharp is a wealth of knowledge if you have questions. There are new exhibits all the time so come back....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jonathan h
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Yes, I have been to Mystic Seaport, the Peabody Essex, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and a number of European Maritime Museums (I love the history of ships and their commerce, how they built our economy, their romance and lore). This museum is not only about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Briggs F
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Adventure was a working schooner on the New England coast in her younger days. As sail power gave way to mechanical power the Adventure was used as a dude schooner out of Camden, Maine. I saw her out on the bay. She was beautiful,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SkipMoore
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This trip was all about things concerning water and this museum did not disappoint. Gave a great history of the area and the docent was a retired lobsterman.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sskroll
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I was looking forward to visiting this museum when we planned our trip to Rockland and I must say I was not disappointed. I'm a sailor and an engineer and everything in this museum appealed to me in one or both of those aspects. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ross S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

If you like maritime history and steam power, this is a pretty amazing museum for a small $5 donation. It is well organized, covers many aspects of maritime technology and history. The self guided tour was old tech but worked fine. Captain Sharp has quite...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Went off joining everyone else off the ship attending a lobster boil lunch put on by the ship. The location under sunny skies at Sharps Point was under a large tent where big pots (covered by seaweed) being heated by wood fires cooked up the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tommy599
Reviewed 19 June 2018

What an informative museum! Great information on all kinds of things nautical. The curator (Captain Jim Sharp) was very informative and had first-hand knowledge of most of the ships we were interested in. We found this hidden gem while out for a ride and so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank taleoftwokitties
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This museum, generally staffed by volunteers, sometimes has funny hours, but it is really interesting to anyone who wants to learn about the mid-coast, early Maine industry, and sailing ships.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Alan46-Maine
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Response from Captain Jim S | Property representative |
Hi, I am learning everyday about Trip Advisor. Never noticed Q&A until today. I just checked the website listing and it appears to be working. If having problems juse google the museum for the website. Sorry for the... More