Category: Island Outreach

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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Wednesday Spinners Share Their Craft at Weald Bethel Community Center

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Followers of the Mission’s blog and/or social media may remember an October 29, 2018 story of the Wednesday Spinners traveling aboard the Sunbeam V to Isle au Haut. Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman said at that time: “As I understand it, the Spinners have been meeting weekly, for over forty years, to…

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Without an Agenda: Talking with the Crew of the ‘Sunbeam’ – Part 2

Pen Bay Pilot Without an Agenda: talking with the crew of the ‘Sunbeam’ – Part 2 By Eva Murray – Posted:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 1:45pm I brought up how March on an island has classically been considered the hardest time, and asked, “Do you see a seasonal impact on people in terms of depression?”…

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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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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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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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