Museum to Feature Schierholt’s Documentary on Rockland’s Maritime Heritage

by | Jul 26, 2023

Rockland’s Sail, Power, and Steam Museum will feature the film, “Rockland: A Maritime Heritage” along with a panel discussion in its Museum Monday series at 6:30pm on July 31.

Released last year to popular acclaim, the documentary was produced by filmmaker Dale Schierholt and cowritten with Rockland author John Bird based on his book, “Rockland Maine: Rise and Renewal”.  Joining Schierholt and Bird in the production was local video historian Wayne Gray.  The film chronicles the history of Rockland from its settlement as part of Thomaston to the City as it is today, tracing the ebbs and flows of its evolution through its ties to the sea.

Following the film which runs for about 60 minutes will be discussion with author John Bird, board member Richard Crossman, and local businessman and film sponsor, Richard Rockwell.

“Museum Mondays have been a great way for us to highlight topics of interest related to our area’s Maritime Heritage,” noted museum Associate Director, Robin McIntosh.  “SPSM served as the fiscal sponsor for this project, and we are proud of the small part we played in its production.  With wonderful visuals and a fascinating narrative, it tells of our local history, our ties to the sea, and the development of Rockland as it stands today and into the future.”  The film was funded by local businesses Maritime Energy, The Free Press/Courier Gazette, and Ada’s Kitchen/Maine Street Markets. A trailer of the film can be seen at

Museum Mondays are held in the Wing on Wing building at the museum, located at 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland Maine.  Suggested donation:  $5.00.  For a full schedule of Museum Mondays which run through August, visit–calendar.html.