Tag: Captain Mike Johnson

Thank you Thursday for IAH Ferry Capt Mike Moffett

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Isle au Haut ferry Captain Mike Moffett. Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson explains, “The ferry is a lifeline for any island. The Isle au Haut ferry carries passengers and freight from its home port in Stonington to the public landing in the Isle au…

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Sunbeam Back for Planned Tweaks

BELFAST, ME — With the winds cooperating, Capt. Mike Johnson was able to travel with the Sunbeam back to Front Street Shipyard for refit tweaks. Capt. Mike sent this photo of the boat, explaining, “The Sunbeam is back at Front Street Shipyard for a few weeks to address a few minor issues that inevitably develop…

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MDIslander – Sunbeam Back Home After Major Rehab

www.mdislander.com Sunbeam back home after major rehab October 5, 2020 by Dick Broom on News, Waterfront MOUNT DESERT — Following an absence of nearly 18 months for repairs and renovations, Sunbeam returned to its Northeast Harbor home last Friday and will be back in action within a few weeks. The Maine Seacoast Mission uses Sunbeam…

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Sunbeam Update – Capt. Mike’s Glimpse of Life as Actual Captain

BELFAST, ME — After spending months addressing design aspects of the Sunbeam not directly related to her operation, I was finally able to get aboard and get a glimpse of my life as an actual captain. Due to [coronavirus] distancing regulations, the yard crew left the marine electronics for me on Friday night. I went…

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‘Sunbeam’ Update – Insulating the Main Salon

BELFAST, ME — The Mission’s boat Sunbeam is having its routine major refit at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME. The first Sunbeam photos out of Front Street, about a year ago, were of a Sunbeam with its interior gutted for the first time in a quarter century. The expansive surface rust made a startling…

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New Insulation Adds to ‘Sunbeam’ Comfort on Cold Maine Days

BELFAST, ME — This photo, taken February 2020 by Mission Communications Associate Hunter Billings, shows Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson examining new insulation cut-and-fitted as part of the Sunbeam routine major refit at Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, ME. Capt. Mike said the insulation will make a big difference in crew and visitor comfort aboard the boat…

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A Fresh View from the ‘Sunbeam’ Pilot House

BELFAST, ME — Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson demonstrating one of the new anti-fog pilot house windows. This photo was taken late February 2020 by Mission Communications Associate Hunter Billings at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME. Before and during the Sunbeam routine major refit, Capt. Mike self-produced walk-through video updaters on the work in progress.…

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‘Sunbeam’ Updater – Meet Freelance Welder John Stoklas

BELFAST, ME — Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson spends much of his workdays at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, ME overseeing the routine major refitting of the boat. Both Mike and photographers at Front Street continue doing a good job chronicling the Sunbeam refit and the craftsman doing the work. “This is John Stoklas,” writes Mike,…

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