Category: Christmas

Grateful for Mission Christmas, Maine 1968

downeast.com/ Christmas 1968 By Victor Stanley The story of my childhood reads like the beginning of a Steinbeck novel, but it’s all true. Times were tough in the mid-1950s in Down East Maine. Jobs were scarce, and people were desperate. My parents came down with California Fever, lured by the promise of work at a…

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Scott Planting: My Last Christmas Trip Aboard the Sunbeam

A Christmas message from Scott Planting, Mission president: December 18, 2018 – Under clear skies and over calm seas, the Sunbeam V is heading out of Northeast Harbor today for its annual three day, three island Christmas trip. It is my joy to be aboard with crew Captain Michael Johnson, Director of Island Outreach Douglas…

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‘Sea Lights’ Tour on ‘Sunbeam V’ a Smashing Success

theneighborhoodhouse.com Sea Lights on Sunbeam a Smashing Success! December 18, 2018 On Sunday evening, December 15, people from across MDI gathered in Northeast Harbor to hit the water aboard the Sunbeam V. Most people know the Sunbeam as the vessel operated by the Maine Seacoast Mission, providing invaluable services to the outer islands that dot…

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See Northeast Harbor, Somes Sound Christmas Lights from Aboard the ‘Sunbeam V’

www.theneighborhoodhouse.com “Sea Lights” Cruise Hits the High Seas As Christmas and the holiday season approaches, a local group has been working to encourage seasonal residents with shorefront properties around Northeast Harbor and along Somes Sound to add outdoor lights and Christmas decor. The hope is that these displays will brighten up the waterfront (and holidays)…

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