Anyone who knows Captain Jim Sharp remembers him as one of America’s great story tellers. Many know that he and his wife, Meg, are founders of the Sail, Power & Steam Museum located at 75 Mechanic St in Rockland. What many do not know is that he is turning 89 years young, and the museum is celebrating with an Open House Birthday Party for Captain Jim on Monday, August 22 from 10am to 2:00pm. Normally closed on Mondays, on this special day Captain Jim will be on hand to regale visitors with stories, share a piece of birthday cake and smile when birthday wishes are shared on cards to sign at the museum.
While admission will be free on this special day, visitors are welcome to offer a donation to the museum in honor of Jim’s hard work. The Sail, Power & Steam museum is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, honor, experience, and share our maritime heritage
There will be complimentary birthday cake, birthday cards to sign for Jim and the chance to tour the museum. Captain Jim Sharp will be on hand to share stories and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to meet one of the most eclectic and experienced windjammer captains around! The open house is free for visitors and community members alike.
The Sail, Power & Steam Museum is home to home of the Midcoast Sailing Center (home of SKFF, a free youth sailing program) and an ever-expanding maritime collection; a musical home for musicians; a boat shop that maintains and restores an impressive collection of boats and engines; and a waterfront event space — under the stars. The new Wing on Wing Boathouse will also be available as event rental space upon request. And all of this is just a stroll away from downtown Rockland on the waterfront, at the beginning of the Rockland Harbor Trail and located at 75 Mechanic Street at Sharp’s Point in Rockland
For more information, call 207-596-0200. Stay up to date with the museum’s programs and events at https://www.sailpowersteammuseum.org.