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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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Thank You, Sigma Kappa for More Than a Century of Impacting Our Communities

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank You, Sigma Kappa for More Than a Century of Impacting Our Communities Since 1918, Sigma Kappa Sorority has helped Maine Seacoast Mission communities many times, in many ways. From funding scholarships, to ensuring families have Christmas presents, to hands-on volunteer work in the Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program. Thank you, Sigma…

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Mission Celebrates First-Generation College Students

BAR HARBOR, ME — In 2017, The Council for Opportunity in Education designated November 8t h as a day to celebrate first-generation college students. By first-generation (“first gen”), we mean students who will be the first members of their families to graduate from a four-year college. According to The Center for First Generation Student Success:…

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Catching ‘Sunbeam V’ Corrosion Before It’s a Structural Problem

BAR HARBOR, ME — These two photos are of the ‘Sunbeam V’s’ below waterline area. The first photo shows the beginning stages of “blooming rust” in a below waterline area of the bilge. The second photo is a wider angle shot of the same area after Front Street Shipyard has done its magic. This is…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit Update: Getting Into the Nitty Gritty

BELFAST, ME — As Sunbeam Captain Michael Johnson says, “We’re getting into the nitty gritty now.” The one photo, courtesy Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME, shows the Sunbeam V inside, out of the elements, ready for refit. The second photo, courtesy Capt. Johnson, is the “nitty gritty” refit work underway in the Sunbeam salon.

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Island Health Director Helps Island Nursing Students Understand What’s Ahead

BAR HARBOR, ME — On Thursday February 7th Maine Seacoast Mission Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN joined two other island leaders in speaking to nursing students at University of Southern Maine College of Nursing’s Casco Bay Fishing and Island Partnership. Fourteen nursing students will partner with the Casco Bay islands during their nursing school…

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DETOP Super Bowl Sunday Packed

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Mission’s Sunbeam V Steward Jillian sends these photos and an update from Super Bowl Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty: “Even on Super Bowl Sunday our community supper was full of fellowship! “Ocean wanted to celebrate her birthday at Table of Plenty, so her mom, Savannah hosted the meal and sure made…

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