Category: Maine Seacoast Mission

‘Sunbeam V’ Update – Pilothouse Nearing Completion

BELFAST, ME — Earlier this month, on a video-conference with Mission Administrators, Program Directors, Program Managers, and others, Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson said he is pleased with the way in which the Sunbeam pilothouse — his office on the water — is coming together. The first photo of the pilothouse during the Sunbeam refit…

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‘Moonbeam’ Safe Undercover, Undergoing Maintenance

BAR HARBOR, ME — May 23, 2019 the Mission christened their new boat Moonbeam, an interim wood boat to be used while the Sunbeam V was out of the water having its routine major refit. Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson is overseeing the Sunbeam refit. Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, a licensed boat captain, switched hats and…

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Shipyard’s Skilled Carpenters Tackle ‘Sunbeam V’ Pilothouse Reconstruction

BELFAST, ME — Front Street Shipyard carpenters Kirk Ryder (left) and Peter Lewis (right) are responsible for much of the reconstruction of the Sunbeam V pilothouse. Marine carpentry is challenging. Hardly anything is square or level. Multiple compound angles would baffle even the most handy of us. Not only are these carpenters skilled, but they…

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In Memory of Merrill Raymond Webber

capenews.net Merrill Raymond Webber Jan 9, 2020 In Loving Memory Merrill Raymond Webber left on his hunting and fishing trip on November 24, 2019. He was born in Portland, Maine on June 13, 1955 to Kenneth and Barbara (Merrill) Webber. He grew up in Hatchville, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. After graduating Lawrence High School in…

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Mission Island Eldercare Retreat – An Incredible Resource

BAR HARBOR, ME — The 2020 annual Island Eldercare Retreat wrapped up its second and final day on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Hosted by Maine Seacoast Mission at Nebo Lodge on North Haven island. Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN again served as master of ceremonies. This visionary group of Maine island community…

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Island Eldercare Retreat – All Perspectives Are Welcome

NORTH HAVEN, ME — Day one of the Mission’s 2020 Annual Island Eldercare Retreat. Host Sharon Daley, RN — who is also the Mission’s Island Health Services Director — with guidelines to help manage the discussions and presentations. The writing on the paper pad says: Working Arrangements This is your retreat – make it what…

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Mission to Host Annual 2020 Island Eldercare Retreat

penbaypilot.com Maine Seacoast Mission to host annual 2020 Island Eldercare Retreat Tue, 01/07/2020 – 10:30am NORTH HAVEN — An ongoing network of island community members will attend an annual eldercare conference, Wednesday, Jan 8 – 9, at Southern Harbor House, North Haven. Guest presentations include: Dr. Lauren Michalakes, a hospice and palliative medicine specialist presenting…

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Mission’s ‘Event for Scholars’ Mixes Business and Fun

BAR HARBOR, ME — On Sunday, December 29, 2019, Mission Director of Student Pathways Christina S. Griffith, and Mission Scholarships Program Director Terri Rodick hosted a three-hour Event for Scholars at Trenton, ME‘s Town Hill Community Hall. Eleven Mission Scholarship recipients and one parent attended the Event. A few days prior, Director Griffith said of…

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Downeast Campus Community Highlights: 2019–2020

CHERRYFIELD, ME — We asked Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington for her short list of 2019 highlights among the Downeast Campus programs and activities, as well as, what we can look for at the Downeast Campus in year 2020. A key 2019 accomplishment was the completion of the Downeast Campus Strategic Plan which…

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What to Expect When ‘Sunbeam V’ Returns to Service

BAR HARBOR, ME — Here are some of the highlights of what we expect when our mighty vessel, Sunbeam V, is back in service: Modernized navigational suite including automatic identification (tracking) system (AIS), a more powerful radar, and better chart plotter functions. Quieter and more fuel-efficient generators. Sound attenuation technologies on engine room bulkhead to…

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