Tag: Michael Johnson

Sunbeam Updater – Captain Says, “Progress is Being Made”

BAR HARBOR, ME — Over the weekend, Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson sent photo updates on the boat’s routine major refit: The final coat of epoxy has been applied and new bilge plumbing is being installed in the accommodation section. The floor will hopefully be fitted next week. Progress is being made! John Armstrong is…

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The ‘Sunbeam V’ Re-fit is in Good Hands

BELFAST, ME — Monday, August 19 at Front Street Shipyard.  Three of the “regulars” on the Sunbeam V: “It is such a pleasure working with this crew,” said Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson. “They are not only knowledgeable in their fields, but always speak up when they see a better or less expensive way to…

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Sunbeam Refit Update – Captain Loses a Shower, Steward Gains a Freezer

BELFAST, ME — Thank you, Captain Michael Johnson for keeping us up-to-speed, through words and photos, of progress on the Sunbeam refit. The shower on the Sunbeam upper level, used only by me, is being removed. Two showers on a smallish boat are not necessary. This area will be repurposed into a closet with an…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Refit – Forward Hull Steel Looks Like New

Fri 7/19/2019 6:35 PM BAR HARBOR, ME — These are the first shots of the forward hull area that have been sandblasted and re-coated. All that rust that we saw in previous pictures is gone and the steel looks like new.  Ready for another 25 years! ‘Sunbeam V’ Captain Michael Johnson

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‘Sunbeam V’ Lifted Out of Water; Begins Routine Major Refit

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Captain Michael Johnson sent this photo with a note: “I always think of the Sunbeam as being a decent sized vessel, but she is dwarfed by Front Street Shipyard’s lift.” The Sunbeam is having a routine major refit. It is scheduled to be back in Mission service by Christmas 2019. Meanwhile,…

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Moving Day – The ‘Sunbeam’ Limitless Nooks and Crannies

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Anyone who has ever experienced the bliss of packing for a move from one house or apartment to another will understand this short email message from Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson: “Decommissioning has commenced.  Boats always amaze me with their limitless nooks and crannies.” Except for items needed for the run…

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Seacoast Mission Chooses Front Street Shipyard for ‘Sunbeam V’ Refit

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission has decided on Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, ME to complete the midlife refurbishment of the Mission’s 74-foot boat, Sunbeam V. Captain Michael Johnson expects the boat will be at Front Street Shipyard next month for the extensive refit. Capt. Mike Johnson said, “The Sunbeam’s last trip ends…

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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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Mission Boat to Undergo Overhaul

www.foxbangor.com Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:54 Mission boat to undergo overhaul Written by Devin Martin BAR HARBOR – The Maine Seacoast Mission uses a boat to connect to a number of islands Downeast. That boat is about to get a complete renovation. Based out of Bar Harbor, the mission has been serving the people of…

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New Radar for Sunbeam V

NORTHEAST HARBOR, Me — This is a photo of the Sunbeam V bridge. Our complement of electronic navigation equipment includes the following: 1) A chart plotter which presents a digitized copy of a marine chart into which our GPS location is inputted and plotted. 2) A depth sounder which shows the depth of the water beneath…

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