On Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. the Sail, Power and Steam Museum will present a talk entitled “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure.” Capt. Harold Arndt will describe the 19 year on-going project of building of the113-foot two-masted steel topsail schooner Island Rover illustrating what it entails to build such a vessel in one’s backyard from materials and equipment that others have tossed in the trash. It is the ultimate demonstration of how big and how beautiful a project can be built from what others have considered “junk”. A truly remarkable example of the old adage “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure”.

Come experience this fast moving, photographically illustrated and enthusiastically presented saga of the building of this schooner from recycled material.

Come early for free coffee, cookies and good seats. Talk is free, donations always welcome

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, 594-0200, ssmuseum@midcoast.com or visit the website at sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.