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Sail Power and Steam Museum

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Address: 75 Mechanic St, Rockland, ME 04841-3513
Phone Number: +1 207-701-7627
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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WINCHESTER, MASS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting this small nautical museum this week and found it to be a wonderful experience. We had the great good fortune to be given a tour by Captain Jim Sharp, the founder of this fabulous place. A long time windjammer skipper here in Maine, he possesses a wealth of knowledge about this... More 

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Lake Placid, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is a little known and out of the way place that is amazing. It was the brainchild of Captain Jim Sharp who is a Maine original. The museum houses an interesting collection of historical nautical memorabilia. Captain Jim often accompanies guests on tours of the museum and provides tidbits of information that are amazing. In addition to the museum,... More 

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