ROCKLAND — The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum will once again host their online lecture series, “Captains’ Quarters,” beginning Monday, Oct. 24.

Kicking off the season will be “Captains’ Quarters: Stories from the Captains of Square Riggers,” will be held online from 6:30-8 p.m. Registration is required and available on the museum’s website:, on the “Music and Calendar” tab.

Of all the vessels that sailed around Cape Horn, the extreme clipper is remembered the most. Vessels like the Flying Cloud are gone. To see a truly honest square-rigged ship now is a rare occasion. To listen to the experiences first-hand of a skipper that has actually done this kind of sailing is equally rare.

Joining the event will be a group of captains who the museum would like to recognize for their skills and experiences. The following captains will share their stores with museum co-founder, Captain Jim Sharp: Captains Kip Files, Steve Cobb, Paul DeOrsay, Dan Moreland, J.B. Smith, Jan Miles, Robert Douglas, Don Pecock, and more.

It is suggested that people “grab a ‘tot’ of rum” (or a cup of tea), settle into the comfort of their own boat or home, fire up the woodstove, and join Captain Sharp and the crew as they share photos, stories and history of these wonderful old vessels.

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