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Sail Power and Steam Museum

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Address: 75 Mechanic St, Rockland, ME 04841-3513
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+1 207-701-7627
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Fascinating stories of the Maine Coast.

Captain Jim Sharp gave a tour of his museum for the Rockland Yacht Club. The depth and breadth of his collection is only exceeded by his wonderful stories of the Maine Coast. It... read more

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Thomaston, Maine
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Captain Jim Sharp gave a tour of his museum for the Rockland Yacht Club. The depth and breadth of his collection is only exceeded by his wonderful stories of the Maine Coast. It is a combination of living history and the past a trait peculiar to Maine and well worth exploring.

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Portland, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So glad we stopped.Captain Jim Sharp's museum is a real gem. The history of sailing and ship building in the Rockland area is well documented. Many rare old artifacts on display and a wonderful narrated walking tour by Capt Sharp. Don't miss this !!!

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Thank maryanne1964
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Jim Sharpe is truly an icon in the sailing world. His collection and this museum offers deep insight into the New England sailing industry plus. Jim is usually there - pay him a visit. He is one of a kind.

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baltimore
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Captain Jim Sharp has worked with windjammers and other seafaring vessels his whole life, and lately he has been working on his museum. It's not large, but worth visiting.

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encinitas ca
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Captain Jim Sharp is a delightful man who is absolutely passionate about sailing...and I would venture to say just everything in life. The morning we were there we were the only people in the museum, so he walked around with us sharing stories. My husband and I keep a boat on San Diego America's Cup harbor and belong to the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My friend and I found a great small museum in Rockland - Sail Power and Steam Power Museum. This museum is run by Captain Jim Sharp, who for 25 years sailed the great schooners of Maine. He failed retirement, and at 83 for the last 9 years founded and runs this museum that will teach you about Maine and the... More 

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Thank RHayes73
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Captain Jim Sharp, previous owner of the Schooner Adventure in Gloucester, has developed a "one-of-a-kind" museum that highlights Maine's history of marine transportation, including sailing artifacts, photos and videos. The collection of compasses, sextons and steam engines is comprehensive and impressive. The museum is one to be toured slowly--many, many things to see and absorb. In addition, musical jamborees and... More 

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Thank ljgofthevalley
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Captain Jim Sharp, the founder and proprietor of this museum, has walked the walk (or rather, sailed the sail) and he loves to talk the talk! A fabulous collection of maritime memorabilia, and Capt Jim has a story to tell about everything. It is absolutely worth the time!

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

a lot of great photos and artifacts, we self-toured and enjoyed reading about the history of marine travel

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

A fun place to wonder thru and learn about the history of the area. If Captain Sharp is in and will lead you on a tour, you are in for a treat. He is an excellent storyteller - I could have listened to him all day long. We also attended a concert here. A very intimate venue and a great... More 

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