Category: Island Outreach

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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Wind, Rain, High Seas – Wednesday Spinners Greet Isle au Haut

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — I met Gail Grandgent last year on Islesford and Great Cranberry. She is a Wednesday Spinner. Gail remembered a trip the Spinners took to IaH aboard Sunbeam IV in the 1980’s. She asked if we could work together to re-create the Sunbeam V trip. That’s what we did. As I understand…

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Call Out for Island Readers 2019 ‘All Islands Edition’ Submissions

www.mdislander.com Cranberry Isles: Prepping for winter October 16, 2018 by Sally Rowan & Eileen Richards on Community Announcements There is a call out for submissions for the Island Readers: 2019 “All Islands Edition.” Accepted are poetry, prose, stories, photography, drawings and images of other artwork from each of Maine’s unbridged outer islands supporting year-round communities.…

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Sunbeam V in Dry Dock for Routine Maintenance

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Sunbeam V arrived in Stonington, ME on Thursday, September 13 for the boat’s annual routine maintenance. Missing the tide by just 15-minutes, the Sunbeam waited until the next day to be hauled up-and-out of the water and put in dry dock. With the Sunbeam’s major refitting six months away, Captain…

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‘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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