The public is invited Wednesday, July 6. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Camden Yacht Club to hear these extraordinary and entertaining stories about life on the sea.

Local Capts. Aaron Lincoln, Jim Sharp, Jack Moore, Harbormaster Steve Pixley will share their best stories from their adventures at sea, as they compete for the Peoples’ Choice Award for the saltiest yarn on the first of eight Wednesday nights of the Camden Yacht Club’s Sunset Seminars.

Capt. Lincoln has logged more than 100,000 miles in Penobscot Bay alone. He has run the schooner Olad out of Camden Harbor for 16 years and has owned the business since 2005. Three years ago he purchased the cutter Owl and captains her as well. Other boats Lincoln has worked on include the North Wind, Liberty Clipper, Black Pearl, Luna Dans, and White Hawk. He has sailed the Maine Coast, Boston, Florida Keys, British Virgin Islands, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, St. Martin, and Cape Cod. He loves to talk about the history of the area and the schooner trade.

Capt. Moore has been sailing out of Camden Harbor for the past 32 years. Jack and his wife, Barbara, spent seven years living aboard their ketch, Milky Way with their four children, sailing throughout the eastern Caribbean and along the East Coast. Beginning in 1984, family living aboard and daysailing the schooner Surprise continued for the next 27 years. Many of those years Capt. Jack combined sailing with teaching high school science. Capt. Jack and his wife sold Surprise in 2014 and now enjoy sailing their 35 foot sloop Milky Way to somewhere just beyond Mark Island.

Capt. Sharp has been the skipper and owner of a whole fleet of vessels on the Maine coast including four windjammers (the Roseway, Stephen Taber, Bowdoin, and his favorite the Adventure), various tugs and freight boats. He is an avid reader of a bevy of historic sea stories, and the author of his own, a memoir written with humor, covering hair-raising adventures from Maine’s rockbound foggy coast to Lake Michigan and European canals. In 2009, Sharp opened up his Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland where people are drawn to his stories and treasures of Maine’s marine heritage.

Capt. Pixley grew up sailing on the mighty Hudson River in New York. After graduating from Maine Maritime Academy, Pixley became the captain of the Grace Bailey. He also skippered the Mercantile, Mistress, and Appledore, driving them in Penobscot Bay but also sailed south to Key West. For the last 15 years, Pixley has served the town of Camden as the harbormaster.

The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted to benefit the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program. For more information, please contact the CYC office at 236-7033 or visit camdenyachtclub.org.