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Dynamite Payson boat shop    --main entrance---   Engine & Steam Building
Build your own gull Dory                                                            with 12 running steam engines

    





Sharp's Point South logo
    Sharps Point South

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  Vessels on the railway    Schooners John I. Snow & Methebesec--Old Snow Shipyard, South Rockland, Me
 

Sail, Power & Steam Museum



Rekford
    Museum Flagship
           Rekord

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   The Old Snow Shipyard
 The Old Snow Shipyard

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   Extreme Clipper Red Jacket
     Extreme Clipper
                Red Jacket



 
First of all, check the "Happenings Page" for our calendar of Museum events!!

Then---take a peek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTbebQdrvVE



 
The SPS Museum will close in the winter for renovation and rejuvenation, but every Sunday throughout the winter we have a great Jam with a group of musicians and friends. Come and share in the weekly music jam sessions. Are you missing all the fun? We start at 1:30pm every Sunday
75 Mechanic St. Rockland.


The SPS Museum will open May 1
Be sure to look over the 2013 schedule-
 
click here for the "happenings" page.



This is our

Membership News Letter for Fall of 2013







Previously published news letters are available in the archives of the Museum.
 

***VOLUNTEERS***
We need your help!

Come and be a part of building a true
Friendship Sloop

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FFXUifA41c

This is your museum too.

Golden Eagle from under bowsprit of the Schooner Stephen Taber

A large golden eagle is affixed under the old bowsprit
of the Schooner Stephen Taber in our entry way using
volunteer help.(opening-2009)


We renovated in 2009, have been setting up displays in 2010, 11,12 & 13--Now, the rooms are complete offering many interesting and educational displays, we have a stocked library, a new, richly decorated conference room, a boat building shop, new floors and a well established gift shop. All are now in place. 
 
You must see it to believe it!

 Email us at ssmuseum@midcoast.com
or, for instant info, call 207-701-5050 or 701-7627
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Your help is most appreciated.


The tool shop

Display areas with new archways

 The Library room

Library

Be sure to look over the 2013 schedule-
 
click here for the "happenings" page.

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The Sail Power and Steam Museum
Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of visitors, volunteers and the general public of the state of Maine through hands on, interactive, and educational experiences with historically significant sailing, power and steam driven vessels, ships and small boats while providing instruction as to their origins, construction, and original commercial and recreational purposes.


   Come join the museum


 


 
Museum Wish List starts with a resounding plea for
Volunteers

As the Museum gets underway, we are in need of specific items to help us with our programs, and volunteers of both time and funds to help with the physical building and the vessels. Listed below in no particular order are some of these needs. Please remember that all donations are both tax deductible and greatly appreciated:

  • I-pad
  • DVD player
  • Large flat-screen TV (LCD, Plasma, etc.)
  • Digital video camera
  • Laptop computer (XP compliant)
  • 2 19" LCD computer monitors 
  • Surveillance video equipment 
  • Portable audio recording unit

Help with the reconstruction~
Help with setting up displays~
Help with organizing the library~
Help with selling tickets~
Help with maintenance and running of Rekord~
Help rigging ship models~
Help running antique engines~
Help running guided tours~
Help with the helpers~~

n addition to the above items, volunteers are always needed to help with the construction of the Museum, to work on mailings, education materials
and fliers, and to work with our restoration supervisor, Dennis Gallant, as he helps restore the Rekord to her former glory.

Please contact Capt. Jim Sharp at 207-701-7627 or 207-701-5050 for more information or to make a donation.
                         
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 Presentations and programs. For your next library, civic meeting, school programs              
or book reviews, contact Captain Jim for a fascinating historical lecture or power point presentations.                
 
 

Programs by Captain Jim


 


 


                        Model of the Rekford
 
                            Model of the Rekord, flagship of the
             Sail, Power and Steam Museum
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       Built in Norway in 1914, rebuilt and lengthened twice in her life, Rekord joined SPS Museum as our first and most significant donation in November 2007.  She has been restored and overhauled and with her ancient engine running like a Swiss watch, she is ready for Rockland Harbor tours and cruises. Check her out...
                                
                                            Click here for Rekord History

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The Schooner Adventure    The Captains Pride

The Schooner Adventure, a 122 foot former Gloucester fishing schooner blasts across Penobscot Bay at 14 knots thrilling all that have sailed aboard her.  Captain Jim Sharp commanded this vessel for 25 years carrying passengers through all the bays and tributaries of the rugged Maine Coast. In 1988 he retired from the windjammer fleet and donated the vessel to The Gloucester Adventure to remain in that city as a National Monument to the fisheries to be preserved for the education and enjoyment of the populace.
 

Vessel Specifications:

Length Overall: 122 feet
Beam: 25'
Draft: 14'
Sail Area: 6100 sq ft
Propulsion: No internal power; utilized 68hp yawl boat for maneuvering
Capacity (as a passenger vessel): 37 passengers, 6 crew. (as a Gloucester Fishing vessel): 24 able dory fishermen, Captain, Mate, Cook and Skippy the ship's dog...and 130,000 of fresh market fish. Capt. Sharp and artist/naval architect
The Schooner Adventure's plans, Imero Gobbato physically took the lines from Adventure when she was hauled out for annual maintenance. From those carefully measured dimensions, Capt. Sharp created an accurate half model at one inch = one foot scale and mounted it on an aged pine plank. It hangs prominently in the conference room of the Museum.  A typical Gloucester fishing schooner, Adventure is a McManus design vessel with a sleek, deep and sea-kindly underbody.,


 
 
 

Sail, Power and steam Museum

Sharp's Point South
75 Mechanic Street
Rockland, Maine
207-701-7627 or 596-0200
ssmuseum@midcoast.com