Month: June 2019

Mission’s 1905 ‘Morning Star’ Boat Restoration in Minnesota

BAR HARBOR, ME — Last year we were contacted by the present owner of the Sunbeam V’s predecessor, the Sunbeam IV which was operating as a fishing boat in Ketchikan, Alaska. This year, about two weeks after the Sunbeam V started its refitting process, we received an email from Rebecca Peterson with St. Paul Shipwrights,…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit Update: Getting Into the Nitty Gritty

BELFAST, ME — As Sunbeam Captain Michael Johnson says, “We’re getting into the nitty gritty now.” The one photo, courtesy Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME, shows the Sunbeam V inside, out of the elements, ready for refit. The second photo, courtesy Capt. Johnson, is the “nitty gritty” refit work underway in the Sunbeam salon.

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Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Unveiled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2019 CONTACT: Sarah Nugent Telephone No: 207-664-2424 Ext. 5944 Email – Sarah.nugent@downeastcommunitypartners.org Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Unveiled CHERRYFIELD, ME — Downeast Community Partners, in affiliation with Maine Seacoast Mission, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, and the C.F. Adams Foundation held a press conference on Monday, June 10th at…

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‘Charlie’s Challenge’ Trail Marker Honors EdGE Director’s Belief in Kids

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The June 8th celebration party of EdGE Director Charlie Harrington at the Mission’s Downeast Campus was a festive success. Lots of folks gathered to celebrate Charlie’s legacy,” said Mission Director of Development Chris Stelling. ”EdGE kids, former EdGE kids, EdGE and Mission staff, Board members, former Board members, school teachers and administrators, neighbors/community…

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When the Mission Partnered to Help Conserve Two-Thirds of Frenchboro

Portland Press Herald — Hiking: A long-anticipated hike on Frenchboro was worth the wait June 9, 2019 — By Carey Kish In the late 1990s, roughly two-thirds of [Frenchboro], was listed for sale. [C]oncerned island residents forged a partnership with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the Island Institute and the Maine Seacoast Mission to conserve…

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Celebrating Charlie Harrington – Notes to Charlie

Notes to Charlie Harrington   CHERRYFIELD, ME — Under EdGE Director Charlie Harrington’s leadership, EdGE has grown to include in-school and after-school programs, the Marion Kane Leadership program, EdGE summer camps, and the EdGE Journey program. Students challenge themselves, engage with their communities and the outdoors, and explore college and career options. The after-school program…

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Celebrating Charlie Harrington – EdGE Success Stories

BAR HARBOR, ME — This week the Mission celebrates retiring EdGE Director Charlie Harrington. When MSAD 37 Superintendent Ron Ramsey was Acton Elementary School Principal, he was the first school official to say “yes” to the EdGE Program. Two years ago the Mission interviewed Supt. Ron Ramsey. We asked if he had favorite EdGE success…

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Charlie Harrington – Remembering EdGE’s 15th Anniversary Celebration

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This photo was taken two years ago this month at the 15th Anniversary of the Mission’s EdGE Program. Time flies. In this photo we see EdGE Director Charlie Harrington speaking with a roomful of well-wishers, colleagues, students, and student family members. Under Charlie’s leadership, EdGE has grown to include in-school and after-school…

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Celebrating Charlie Harrington – Faces of Charlie’s Work

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This week the Mission reflects on where our EdGE program was 17 years ago, and where, under Director Charlie Harrington’s leadership, EdGE is today as Charlie retires. Under Charlie’s leadership, EdGE has grown to include in-school and after-school programs, the Marion Kane Leadership program, EdGE summer camps, and the EdGE Journey program.…

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