The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum will host their winter speaker series on Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, sharing their mission of celebrating the maritime and industrial heritage of Midcoast Maine and beyond.
“Captains’ Quarters: Stories of the Schooner Roseway” will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 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.
Long a familiar site on Penobscot Bay, her dark red (tanbark) sails were easily distinguishable on a horizon spotted with white canvas, according to the Museum, in a news release. The schooner Roseway started life as a schooner yacht when launched in 1925, became a pilot vessel in Boston Harbor at the beginning of World War II, moved on to a career as a windjammer along the coast of Maine (a familiar site at the docks in Camden Harbor), and now travels the world with the World Ocean School.
An excerpt from a book on her history by Jane Day talks about her days as a Pilot Schooner: “The Roseway was a varnished and elegant 15-year old at the beginning of World War II, leading the luxury life of a private swordfishing yacht. But she was intended for sterner stuff—and she found it the vital and hazard-ridden service of pilotage,” where she served for more than three decades, owned and operated by the Boston Pilots Association.
Among those joining Captain Jim Sharp to talk about Roseway’s history will be Captains Alan Talbot and Dwight Deckelmann.
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 and the crew as they share photos and stories of this amazing vessel.