Sail, Power and Steam Museum plans spring launch
Rockland — In the spring the Sail, Power and Steam Museum will launch the longest “being built” Friendship Sloop in the world.
She was started in 1966 by Carlton Simmons, a famous boat builder from that little lobster fishing town of Friendship that named the now famous fleet of sloops. He never finished it and the vessel was put up in this barn or that garage for 40 years. It was donated to the museum by John Lichtman. With the help of a group of volunteers and Project Manager Dennis Gallant, the museum will finally finish the boat and launch it this spring. The museum will then have the sweetest little sloop rightly named Persistence fishing for lobster under sail and taking guests.
Sharp’s Point South and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum are at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland. For more information on the Sail, Power and Steam Museum and its programs, 701-7627 or 596-0200, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.