Tag: Moonbeam

Thank You, ‘Moonbeam’

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Last month, Moonbeam, was sold to a wonderful organization, OceansWide, whose mission is to put students and scientists together at sea in the Gulf of Maine. Moonbeam did a great job for the Sunbeam crew members and island communities as the Mission’s interim boat during the refit. Moonbeam will forever remain…

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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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Frenchboro Christmas Service – Carols, Pageant, Chaos, and Joy

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — On Friday, December 20th, The Moonbeam, crew (Storey, Jillian, & Douglas), and two special guests – Mission President John Zavodny and Communications Associate Hunter Billings – traveled to Frenchboro through some rough seas and cold to offer a Christmas service, including a Nativity pageant. All of the Frenchboro children and almost…

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‘Moonbeam’ Brings Crew Home Safe After ‘Lovely’ Work Day on Frenchboro

FRENCHBORO, ME — Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN sends this photo of “Captain Storey [King] and Rosie picking up Sharon Daley, Steward Jillian, and [Island Outreach Director] Douglas Cornman after a lovely night on Frenchboro.” Moonbeam, shown here, is the Mission’s temporary replacement boat while the Sunbeam V is out of the water…

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Sharon Daley – Six Island Flu Clinics Without the ‘Sunbeam V’

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Getting to the islands without the Sunbeam V has been a challenge in many ways. We have met those challenges with a lot of help from many people. This includes help with transportation (boats, planes or cars), and with places to stay, phones, internet use, and numerous other things. How I…

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‘Moonbeam’ Crew Outpaces Gale Force Winds on GCI Trip

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Moonbeam Captain Storey King and Mission Outreach Director/Chaplain Douglas Cornman cruised to Great Cranberry Island, prior to a November 24 afternoon storm. Douglas led Sunday worship and helped islanders pack shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child. The theme for the day’s service was “Finding Gratitude within Surprise.”

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‘Sunbeam V’ Steward Jillian – My Job Absent the ‘Sunbeam’

CHERRYFIELD, ME — As Sunbeam V Steward my job is to feed the crew and guests and keep things tidy. Also, I work with Island Health Services Director Sharon and Island Outreach Director Douglas to extend our hospitality so it works in conjunction with the many additional programs and gatherings offered on and off the…

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‘Sunbeam V’ Engine Pulled, Engine Room Sandblasted

BELFAST, ME — Front Street Shipyard posted this Sunbeam V update October 25 on their Twitter feed. The photo caption reads, We pulled out Sunbeam’s main engine so we can sandblast the engine room. The Sunbeam is undergoing a routine major re-fit at Front Street Shipyard. During the interim, the Sunbeam crew continues their work…

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‘Moonbeam’ Carries Crew to Work During ‘Sunbeam V’s Absence

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Moonbeam is the Mission’s interim boat while the Sunbeam V undergoes its routine major refit. To carry on their work on Maine unbridged islands, the Sunbeam crew relies on Moonbeam and Captain Storey King to carry them to the islands and back. Sometimes Sunbeam crew members go to work using other…

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Eye Doctor Boards ‘Moonbeam,’ Provides 18 Eye Exams on Swan’s Island

BAR HARBOR, ME — On August 30 Dr Kurt H. Kelley, MD of Mid Coast Eye Associates, Bath, ME and Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN traveled to Swan’s Island aboard the Mission’s interim boat, Moonbeam, to provide free eye exams. Dr Kelley is able to provide screenings for glaucoma and cataracts and prescribe…

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