Month: January 2020

Downeast ME Tiny House Project Progressing – Sponsors, Materials Welcome

Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Blog January 29, 2020 – by Sue Unger CHERRYFIELD, ME — We’re hard at work on our Downeast Maine Tiny House Project. Maine Seacoast Mission’s Scott Shaw is busy keeping the job-site clean and clear of snow. The veteran receiving this tiny house is also working hard to keep the…

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DETOP – Hunger, Loneliness, Nowhere in Sight

Photos by Hunter Billings CHERRYFIELD, ME — Just because we haven’t posted news of our Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP) Sunday dinners in awhile doesn’t mean we don’t love them anymore. To the contrary, DETOP dinners are thriving in the new Weald Bethel Community Center at the Mission Cherryfield Campus. People from every segment of…

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Island Middle to High School Transition Program – High Seas, Resilient Kids

BAR HARBOR, ME — It is an example of how the Mission watches and listens to our communities and responds creatively. That’s how Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny described the Mission’s island Middle to High School Transition Program. Led by Mission Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman, the annual Transition Program retreat helps…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Update – Pilothouse Nearing Completion

BELFAST, ME — Earlier this month, on a video-conference with Mission Administrators, Program Directors, Program Managers, and others, Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson said he is pleased with the way in which the Sunbeam pilothouse — his office on the water — is coming together. The first photo of the pilothouse during the Sunbeam refit…

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‘Moonbeam’ Safe Undercover, Undergoing Maintenance

BAR HARBOR, ME — May 23, 2019 the Mission christened their new boat Moonbeam, an interim wood boat to be used while the Sunbeam V was out of the water having its routine major refit. Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson is overseeing the Sunbeam refit. Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, a licensed boat captain, switched hats and…

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Shipyard’s Skilled Carpenters Tackle ‘Sunbeam V’ Pilothouse Reconstruction

BELFAST, ME — Front Street Shipyard carpenters Kirk Ryder (left) and Peter Lewis (right) are responsible for much of the reconstruction of the Sunbeam V pilothouse. Marine carpentry is challenging. Hardly anything is square or level. Multiple compound angles would baffle even the most handy of us. Not only are these carpenters skilled, but they…

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In Memory of Merrill Raymond Webber

capenews.net Merrill Raymond Webber Jan 9, 2020 In Loving Memory Merrill Raymond Webber left on his hunting and fishing trip on November 24, 2019. He was born in Portland, Maine on June 13, 1955 to Kenneth and Barbara (Merrill) Webber. He grew up in Hatchville, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. After graduating Lawrence High School in…

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Mission Island Eldercare Retreat – An Incredible Resource

BAR HARBOR, ME — The 2020 annual Island Eldercare Retreat wrapped up its second and final day on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Hosted by Maine Seacoast Mission at Nebo Lodge on North Haven island. Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN again served as master of ceremonies. This visionary group of Maine island community…

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