The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum continues to host their winter speaker series, sharing their mission of celebrating the maritime and industrial heritage of Midcoast Maine and beyond. “Captains’ Quarters: Stories of the Schooner American Eagle” will be held Tuesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m.
The talk will take place utilizing the online portal, Zoom. Registration is required and available on the museum’s website: www.sailpowersteammuseum.org on the “Music and Calendar” tab.
Launched in June of 1930 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, she was originally named the Andrew and Rosalie and was the last of the Gloucester fishing schooners. Renamed the American Eagle by a new owner, Ben Pine, in 1941, she fished until 1983, when she was purchased by her current owner and captain, John Foss. She arrived in Rockland in 1984 where Foss led her multi-year restoration at the North End Shipyard. She was relaunched in 1986 and began her new career, carrying passengers along the coast of Maine.
Join the Museum for an evening of reminiscing about this vessel as Captain Jim Sharp, co-founder of the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum, is joined by Captain Foss as they share the history, photos, and stories of the American Eagle.
“In the true spirit of our maritime heritage, it is suggested that people ‘grab a dram of run’ (or a cup of tea), settle into the comfort of their own boat or home, fire up the woodstove, and join Captains Sharp, Foss, and the crew as they share photos and stories of this amazing vessel,” said the Museum, in a news release.