Museum to Host Final “Captains’ Quarters” of the Season:  A Morning In Maine

On Tuesday, March 15, Captains’ Quarters (a virtual speaker series hosted by the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum) will close the season with a talk about A Morning In Maine, the 55’ ketch that was recently donated to the Museum by Capt. Bob and Cathy Pratt.  Attendance at this Zoom event is free, but registration is required.

Designed and built by the renowned Peter Culler, she was built as a traditional sailing vessel with modern conveniences, and launched in South Dartmouth, MA, in 1970 at the Concordia Yacht Company under the name Swan V.  She was eventually donated to Maine Maritime Academy and subsequently sold to Pratt who has sailed her out of Rockland Harbor for 23 years, taking passengers on daily trips to see the Midcoast’s spectacular lighthouses, islands, and wildlife.

This summer, A Morning In Maine will be sailing under a new-to-her captain, Tyler Waterson.  Waterson has sailed Maine’s waters since he was a child on his father’s vessel.  Obtaining his first captain’s license at the age of 17, he has taught sailing, worked as a naturalist onboard whale-watching trips, and run eco-tours from San Francisco Bay utilizing his educational background in marine biology and environmental studies.  Eventually earning is Master’s license, Tyler has sailed up and down the length of both the east and west coasts.

Joining Captains Jim Sharp, co-founder of the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum, and Waterson, will be Captains Andy Chase, Steve Lauermann who worked on the construction of Swan V and sailed her until she was donated to MMA, and Bob Pratt who introduced thousands of visitors and locals to the wonders of Penobscot Bay aboard A Morning In Maine.  The board and staff of the museum are especially exited to be introducing Capt Waterson to the Midcoast as they chat about the design, construction, and history A Morning In Maine.

In the true spirit of our maritime heritage, 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 the computer, and join in the fun on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30pm

Registration is required and available on the museum’s website: on the “Music and Calendar” tab.

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