Tag: Scott Planting

Scott Planting: My Last Christmas Trip Aboard the Sunbeam

A Christmas message from Scott Planting, Mission president: December 18, 2018 – Under clear skies and over calm seas, the Sunbeam V is heading out of Northeast Harbor today for its annual three day, three island Christmas trip. It is my joy to be aboard with crew Captain Michael Johnson, Director of Island Outreach Douglas…

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We’re Getting a Pretty Good Snow Squall. How Is It Where You Are?

Bar Harbor, ME — Sunbeam V Engineer Storey King sent this photo “from Matinicus this morning” on Wednesday, 3/22. In a separate email that day, Mission President Scott Planting emailed Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson: Mike — we’re getting a pretty good snow squall this afternoon.  How is it where you are? To which Capt.…

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Two Simple Gifts at the Heart of Maine Seacoast Mission’s Work

December 8,2016 by Scott Planting, Maine Seacoast Mission President At Christmas I take down from the book shelf a precious book that I purchased in Farmington, Maine, December 1, 1975, my first Christmas in the parish in Western Maine I served for 35 years.  The book is a collection of meditations called The Mood of…

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Scott Planting: After College, Most Island Students Want to Come Back Home

BAR HARBOR — November 15, 2016, Education Talk Radio Host Larry Jacobs interviewed Mission President Scott Planting on Bench-Marking Success in the Opportunity Gap. In the podcast segment here, Scott Planting answers Larry Jacobs’s question about reactions from parents and students on the unbridged islands the Mission serves, when those students must leave the islands to…

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Sunbeam V Moves to New Dock

NORTHEAST HARBOR — “This afternoon, the Sunbeam moved to its new dock in Northeast Harbor.” Mission President Scott Planting, Oct. 29, 2016. Learn more about the Sunbeam V.

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No Man is an Island: Sunbeam V and the Maine Seacoast Mission

No Man is an Island: Sunbeam V and the Maine Seacoast Mission August 2016 By: Dr. Lisa Belisle The Sunbeam V is only one part of the Maine Seacoast Mission, which benefits roughly 3,000 people on eight islands and in numerous coastal communities. Based on West Street in Bar Harbor, the Maine Seacoast Mission has…

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