The restored Grace Bailey
The restored Grace Bailey
The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum in Rockland will host the last in its series of Captains’ Quarters online conversations, on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Capt. Jim Sharp, the museum’s co-founder, will share stories of the schooners Grace Bailey and Mercantile with Captains Ray Williams, Mike Anderson and Ted Schmitt.

Built in 1882 and restored in 1990, Grace Bailey is 123 feet overall, 81 feet on deck. The ship sailed to the West Indies in the fruit trade and carried granite to New York City to help build Grand Central Station. The restored 1882 main cabin is a unique feature of the vessel, featuring hand-carved wood paneling and a piano.

Mercantile was built in the midcoast in 1916 and began sailing out of Camden in 1945 as part of Frank Swift’s Maine Windjammer Cruises fleet. Restored in 1989, the shoal-draft vessel was designed to take on and discharge cargo in out-of-the way places inaccessible to deeper-draft vessels.

To register and receive a link to attend the talk, visit sailpowersteammuseum.org.