ROCKLAND — The Board of Directors of the Sail, Power & Steam Museum recently added Marti Mayne of Yarmouth to their ranks.

Marti’s extensive background in marketing, public relations, and content management added to her knowledge of Rockland as a vacation destination adds to the extensive expertise represented on the museum’s active board of directors.

“We are delighted to add Marti to our Board,” said Captain Jim Sharp, Museum Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Her extensive background in marketing, her knowledge of Rockland and Midcoast Maine, and her appreciation for windjammer preservation will be an asset to our board. Our only regret is that she didn’t join us sooner.”

“It’s an honor to be nominated and accepted to the museum’s Board,” said Marti upon acceptance of the position. “I think my background in promoting Rockland as a destination, first for the Historic Inns of Rockland, then for Inns Along the Coast and the Maine Windjammer Association, will come in handy as the Board continues to expand the museum’s vision, mission and outreach into the community. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the museum.”

Mayne has decades of experience providing services for the tourism industry with her company Maynely Marketing. Specializing in public relations, content management, social media campaigns, destination marketing and educational workshops, Marti was a regular contributor at tourism conferences and workshops. Her tenure in Rockland goes back nearly twenty years, starting as the publicist for the Historic Inns of Rockland and helping them conceive and promote their famous Pie Tour for over a decade. Marti helped local innkeepers expand to form the “Inns Along the Coast.” She spent three years as the PR and Marketing Manager for the Maine Windjammer Association, retiring recently in January, 2021.

Marti Mayne has a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport, and an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Psychology and Sociology. She lives on Cousins Island, Maine, with her husband, and two daughters adopted from China, and is an avid sailor. She lived with her husband aboard their Moody 376 sailboat, and sailed throughout Penobscot Bay over the past summer.

The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum strives to enrich lives through hands-on, interactive and educational exhibits and experiences that celebrate our maritime and industrial heritage. The museum is also home to the Midcoast Sailing Center which hosts sailing programs such as SKFF, a free youth sailing program. FMI