Category: Island Health

‘Sunbeam’ Helps Islanders Say Good-Bye to Loved Ones

  from Offshore: A Bell, a Conch, a Harmonica — Islanders say good-bye to loved ones by Eva Murray Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:00 AM The Sunbeam delivered the two gravestones to Matinicus last spring, and the local guy who serves informally as a sort of cemetery sexton used the municipal Kubota to move them…

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Sunbeam V: Maine Boat and Home Show Icon Boat, Aug. 10, 2018

knox.villagesoup.com Maine Boat & Home Show comes to Rockland Aug 05, 2018 Rockland — Whether it’s to look at boats, or to look for a boat to buy, the Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront Aug. 10 through 12 is the place to be. The show will feature more than 100 craft,…

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EdGE Summer Campers Head Out Aboard the “Sunbeam”

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Sunbeam bow is loaded with backpacks from a dozen EdGE summer camp kids for a few days trip experiencing Maine islands. Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman said U.S. Park Rangers on Isle au Haut are “really excited” about the EdGE kids’ visit, and the Rangers put together “a whole program”…

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Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs

mainepublic.org Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs By A.J. Higgins • Jul 21, 2018 “In boat years, the Sunbeam is 23 and that makes her middle-aged,” says Maine Seacoast Mission president, Scott Planting. “So we were making a decision at this place in her life. Do we refit the boat or do we replace…

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Leaving Matinicus, ‘Til Next Time

MATINICUS, ME — Thank you, Island Health Director Sharon Daley for this photo taken aboard the Sunbeam while leaving Matinicus island 7/11/18. Matinicus is one island included in the Sunbeam’s travels working visits by Director Daley and Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman. Learn more about the Mission’s Island Services

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Maine Island Elder Care Homes: Ahead of Their Time

BAR HARBOR, ME — Southern Harbor House on North Haven is a new assisted living facility among a network of eleven Maine island communities. Elder care workers from these communities meet each year to discuss challenges, resources, and to make action plans at an Elder Care Conference hosted by the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon…

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Getting by With Help From Our Nautical Friends

BAR HARBOR, Me — When the Sunbeam is in dry dock for it’s annual upkeep, Mission Island Outreach director Douglas Cornman, and Island Health director Sharon Daley, RN rely on alternate transportation to continue their work on unbridged islands. Beal & Bunker Mail Boat & Ferry “Sea Queen,” photographed by director Cornman, is one much…

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Mission Attends Counties Public Health Improvement Meeting

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Sunbeam and Downeast Campus staff attended Healthy Acadia Advisory Council’s April 11, 2018 meeting in Machias addressing public health improvements in Washington and Hancock counties. This photo taken at the Advisory Council meeting shows (L to R) Shoshona Smith (HAAC Development Coordinator), Elsie Flemings (HAAC Executive Director), Wendy Harrington (Mission Service Program…

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Building New Bridges for Islander Health

BAR HARBOR, ME — Tuesday, April 10, the Sunbeam eased away from it’s home dock in Northeast Harbor on a special telemedicine trip that turned out to be more special than anyone imagined. Island Health director Sharon Daley, RN and Island Outreach director Douglas Cornman have earned islanders’ trust in matters of health care. Over…

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Sunbeam Captain Greets Lobstering Safety Champion

ROCKPORT, ME — Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson greets Ann Backus of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In April 2017 Ms. Backus traveled aboard the Sunbeam to Frenchboro and and Isle au Haut to give fishermen a presentation on Lobstering Safety and Occupational Health Presentations. Backus’s presentation included use and care of survival suits,…

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