Category: Sunbeam

‘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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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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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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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit Coming Along Nicely

Thank you, Front Street Shipyard, for this 12/23 photo captioned, “Progress on the lower deck in SUNBEAM.” The refitting of the Mission’s boat is looking very good. Learn all about the Sunbeam V crew’s work among communities on Maine unbridged islands.

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Isle au Haut – Mission Christmas Service and Island Holiday Spectacular

ISLE AU HAUT, ME — On December 19th, Isle au Haut children put on their annual Holiday Spectacular; Mission Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman led the community in the annual Christmas service. A community potluck prior to the program turned out approximately 100 islanders and guests. The Christmas service included Douglas reading the account of…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Day Ends 22-Miles at Sea on a Fun Bingo Night

MATINICUS ISLAND, ME — Sunbeam V Steward Jillian took these photos recently while on a Mission trip to Matinicus, which is 22 miles at sea from the mainland. Jillian writes, “Boy, was it a fun night on Matinicus playing bingo together after taco feast. In one photo, Josh takes a turn at calling out bingo…

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Old ‘Sunbeam V’ Looking More Like New ‘Sunbeam V’

BELFAST, ME — Captain Mike Johnson sent these captioned Sunbeam V refit photos. On a Mission video-conference several days earlier, Capt. Mike told the Mission team the refit was at a point where, for the first time, viewers could tell what the boat will look like finished. Now, with these photos in hand, we see…

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