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“Captain Sharp is someone you should meet!”

Sail Power and Steam Museum
Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Captain Sharp is a legend in my home town of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He has skippered and saved many a schooner in his day including Adventure, Bowdoin, Stephen Taber, Roseway and so on. His Museum in Rockland pays homage to all of these vessels as well as the huge coastal schooners that once plied their trade along the coast. The museum itself sits on the site of the former Snow Shipyard which sent many a vessel down the ways. Jim is a throwback to another time and he is a gentleman and a scholar and a judge of fine whisky.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had I not attended a lecture on the history of Rockland which was given in Camden, I wouldn't have known about this small gem of a museum. Captain Jim, former schooner captain, gave the lecture and this museum is the effort of his years of collecting historical artifacts related to the history of transportation in New England. Everything is lovingly organized and when you walk around you take a self guided tour using an i-pad and Captain Jim's narration. If you're passing through the area on your way north or south, take an hour and visit this very informative museum.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Displays good. Be sure to talk to the volunteers there. They are a source of knowledge of the area that really adds to your experience at the museum

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Capt. Jim Sharp and wife, Meg, have put together a fascinating venue about our seafaring past. This museum will captivate your interest in the vessels and the men who took them to the ends of the Earth! Don't forget to get some of his books about his personal exploits aboard all kinds of boats. They are 'page turners'!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

A great place! I sat and watched the video introduction by (Capt.) Jim Sharp. It made all the difference! He is so knowledgeable that the video really unlocked the depths of what is displayed. I've been to Mystic several times but never have seen an actual Try Pot from a whaling ship. There was one right out front right out front. Several excellent vessels including the recently added GEM in dry dock out front. The guide is Jim Sharp himself. His experience lets you know you are not getting something second or third hand. I could have spent all day there!!

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