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Margery and Rock-n-Roller Paul Join DETOP for Saint Patrick’s Day

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Two more photos from Sunbeam Steward Jillian from the ever expanding events at the Mission’s Weald Bethel Community Center. These photos are from a recent Saint Patrick’s Day Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP) supper. Jillian said, “Margery and Rock-n-Roller Paul discovered Table of Plenty shortly after moving to the area, and they…

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Mission’s President and Development Director Traveling Aboard ‘Sunbeam V’

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM V, ME — Mission President John Zavodny in the Sunbeam V wheelhouse with Capt. Michael Johnson. President Zavodny and Mission Director of Development Christine Stelling are out with the Sunbeam crew for a few days this week for Island Health Director Sharon Daley’s telemedicine trip. This trip gives Stelling and Zavodny a…

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Visit Maine Seacoast Mission at Maine Boatbuilder’s Show – March 22-24

PORTLAND, ME — For the first time, Maine Seacoast Mission is an exhibitor at the Maine Boatbuilder’s Show. We look forward to meeting many new and old friends. The show times for the 2019 Maine Boat builders are: Friday March 22, 10-6pm Saturday March 23, 10-6pm Sunday March 24, 10-4pm Location: 512 Warren Avenue, Portland,…

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Sunbeam V Becomes a Floating Classroom

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM, ME — Buzz Scott & Paul Savoy of OceansWide, a non-profit organization whose mission is to put students and scientists together at sea in the Gulf of Maine, helped the school students from Islesford and Great Cranberry Islands explore the water and seabed around their islands using OceansWide’s underwater remote operated vehicle.…

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Aboard the Sunbeam, Solving a Lime Green Knee High Boots Challenge

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM V, ME — Island Health Director Sharon Daley (half hidden behind the laptop computer) is introducing Maine island resident Bernie to Amazon, helping her research lime green knee high boots. Pat, wearing a red cap, is watching. Sunbeam Steward Jillian said, “I share this image because it captures a collective favorite precious experience…

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DETOP – A Meal Fit for a King

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Sunbeam Steward Jillian sends this photo from a recent Downeast Table of Plenty serving table with a note: “Wow. We are like kings.” Jillian is referring, of course, to the many DETOP meals, prepared and served by volunteer hosts, that are meals fit for a king. Agreed! DETOP is held Sundays at…

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Friends Sending Heartwarming Pieces of Mission History

Every so often, someone makes our day, sending us a note from our website, sharing new pieces of Mission history. These two recent messages are examples. I was going through some my wife’s things and came across the book, “The Light of a Sunbeam,” written in 1993 by Cecil Mac Donald. It’s about the Mac…

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‘Sunbeam’ Breaks Ice, Islesford Lobsterman Goes to Work

In a March 5, 2019 email, Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson sent these photos of the Sunbeam as icebreaker, with this back story: This morning I got a call from local boatyard Henry R. Abel and Co., asking if we could break ice so they could launch lobster boat Victoria, owned by Islesford lobsterman Richard…

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