Sail Power and Steam Museum to Resume ‘Captains’ Quarters’ Lecture Series – Knox County VillageSoup

ROCKLAND — The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum will once again host its online lecture series, “Captains’ Quarters,” beginning Monday, October 24.

The season kickoff will be “Captains’ Quarters: Stories from the Captains of Square Riggers,” which will be held online from 6:30-8 p.m. Registration is required and available on the museum website: sailpowersteammuseum.org, under the “Music and Calendar tab”.

Of all the ships that sailed around Cape Horn, the Extreme Clipper is the most remembered. Ships like the flying cloud are gone. To see a truly honest square-rigged ship now is a rare opportunity. Listening to the first-hand experiences of a skipper who has actually done this kind of sailing is equally rare.

Joining the event will be a group of captains that the museum would like to recognize for their skills and experience. The following captains will share their stores with museum co-founder Captain Jim Sharp: Captains Kip Files, Steve Cobb, Paul DeOrsay, Dan Moreland, JB Smith, Jan Miles, Robert Douglas, Don Pecock, etc.

It is suggested that people “grab a ‘tot’ of rum” (or a cup of tea), settle into the comfort of their own boat or home, light the woodstove and join Captain Sharp and the crew as they share photos, stories and the history of these wonderful old ships.

For more information, visit SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

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Angela C. Hale