Tag: Refit

Update – Sunbeam Emerges from Shipyard Shed

Again, our thanks to Front Street Shipyard for this July update: SUNBEAM gets a few sunbeams on her bow for the first time in a year as she emerges from the shed. SUNBEAM gets a few sunbeams on her bow for the first time in a year as she emerges from the shed. pic.twitter.com/wM4cNVktgU —…

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‘Sunbeam’ Updater – Upholsterers Aboard Measure for New Cushions

BELFAST, ME — Received a short note and photo late yesterday from Sunbeam Capt. Mike Johnson, who said, “Brian and Art from Art’s Canvas & Upholstery in Belmont, ME were aboard the Sunbeam Monday night, June 22, to measure for our new cushions. These two know their stuff. I believe even sewed their own masks!”…

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A Peek at New ‘Sunbeam’ Crew Cabins

BELFAST, ME — Front Street Shipyard, where the Sunbeam is having a re-fit, posts this May 3 photo of “the new crew cabins on Sunbeam.” Looking good. Learn more about the Sunbeam, the boat crew, and their work among Maine unbridged islands. The new crew cabins on SUNBEAM. pic.twitter.com/uGWarPOuYT — Front Street Shipyard (@FrontShipyard) May…

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‘Sunbeam’ Updater – New Stainless Steel Piping

BELFAST, ME — Again we thank Front Street Shipyard for providing update photos of the Sunbeam refit. This photo was posted April 24th on the shipyard’s Twitter account. The photo caption: New stainless steel piping work in SUNBEAM’s engine room. New stainless steel piping work in SUNBEAM’s engine room pic.twitter.com/H3LKUShnbC — Front Street Shipyard (@FrontShipyard)…

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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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‘Sunbeam’ Gets Its First New Coat of Primer

BAR HARBOR, ME — We’re all very happy to see this Sunbeam update yesterday from Front Street Shipyard, where the Mission’s boat is having a routine major refit. Front Street posted this photo with this explanation: A big day for SUNBEAM: we’ve got the first coat of primer on after completing months of sandblasting.

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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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‘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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A February 2020 Birds-Eye View of the ‘Sunbeam’

BELFAST, ME — Mission Communications Associate Hunter Billings was at Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, ME with Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson. The two men went on a Sunbeam “walk through,” with Mike Johnson narrating current aspects of the boat’s routine major refit, while Hunter caught it all on video and digital photographs. Their goal? To produce…

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