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Moving Day – The ‘Sunbeam’ Limitless Nooks and Crannies

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Anyone who has ever experienced the bliss of packing for a move from one house or apartment to another will understand this short email message from Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson: “Decommissioning has commenced.  Boats always amaze me with their limitless nooks and crannies.” Except for items needed for the run…

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Seacoast Mission Chooses Front Street Shipyard for ‘Sunbeam V’ Refit

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission has decided on Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, ME to complete the midlife refurbishment of the Mission’s 74-foot boat, Sunbeam V. Captain Michael Johnson expects the boat will be at Front Street Shipyard next month for the extensive refit. Capt. Mike Johnson said, “The Sunbeam’s last trip ends…

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Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarship Deadline is May 1, 2019

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Program Director Terri Rodick reminds high school students and their families the deadline for Mission Scholarships is May 1, 2019. More information and applications are available at: https://www.seacoastmission.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

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Maine Islands Have Figured Out How to Do Elder Care

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you, Down East magazine, and contributing editor Jesse Ellison for your excellent May 2019 piece, “No Elder an Island.” The Mission’s Island Health Director, Sharon Daley, RN, is a pioneer in Maine unbridged island adult family care homes. Among Director Daley’s work with island communities aboard the ‘Sunbeam,’ she also…

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Easter ‘Sunbeam’ at Isle au Haut: Feeding Body, Mind and Soul

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM — “Despite the high southerly winds, sea height and fog, the Sunbeam and crew made it to Isle au Haut on Saturday, April 20th to celebrate Easter. We had a lively and festive church service on the boat, with Hunt and Allison Smith of Steuben providing music on fiddle and accordion. Douglas’…

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Sigma Kappa Student’s Mission Coat Drive Becomes a Family Affair

CHERRYFIELD, ME — This is a photo of the Berkoski family with some of the coats they delivered. Julia Berkoski is a student at West Georgia State College and a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority at the school. She organized a coat drive for the Mission. Julia sent the coats to her dad David…

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Mass General Neurologist Offers Support to Sunbeam’s Telemedicine Work

BAR HARBOR, ME — “Monday, April 15, I spent an amazing day at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) thanks to Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD,” said the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN. Director Daley’s was somewhat of a full-circle visit. In May 2018, at the invitation of then-Mission President Scott Planting, Dr. Anand spent three…

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April and Still Winter on Isle au Haut

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM, ME — An April 10, 2019 photo with a succinct message from Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson: “‘Still winter on Isle au Haut.” Learn more about the Sunbeam V crew’s work on Isle au Haut and other unbridged Maine island communities.  

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