Sail, Power and Steam Museum to host Family Fun Daze, auction

May 25, 2012
A Model A Ford

ROCKLAND — The Sail, Power and Steam museum kicks off the summer season with a silent auction and Family Fun Daze the weekend of June 8-10.

A party on Friday, June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. opens the silent auction featuring more than 100 items ranging from a Model A Ford to maritime items and arts and crafts. The Model A Ford has been converted to a farm tractor and is very popular for car enthusiasts. Other featured items include: Carol Sebold signed and numbered prints; marine equipment, sailcloth tote bag, cherry canoe paddles; fitness center and museum memberships; boat cruises; books; and antique bottles.

The auction will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Browse and get a jump on bidding Friday evening accompanied by music, wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres.

On Saturday and Sunday, the free Family Fun Daze kicks off under the big tent and all across the grounds with a huge flea market of jewelry, art by local artists, crafts and marine items. The museum has built a scaled-down version of the lime kilns that used to line the shores of the harbors in Rockland and Rockport. This 10-foot-tall working model is the first kiln built in more than 100 years. Weather permitting, the kiln will be fired up to make lime and lunchtime hot dogs. Activities include Model T rides, museum tours, rowing and boating demonstrations, wood and stone carving demonstrations, blacksmithing demonstration, lots of steam and make ‘n’ break engines, knots, splices and navigation, and more. All events are free; donations are always appreciated.

Sharp’s Point South and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum are at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland. For more information call 596-0200, email or visit


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