Who We Are

The Maine Seacoast Mission has been a trusted friend along the Maine coast for more than 100 years.

We have always have been committed to our work for the long haul, and island and coastal residents know they can rely on us. While our presence is steady, our programs adapt to meet changing conditions.

We are deeply attentive to those we serve and are guided by their input and participation. We believe in the capacity of individuals and communities to determine their own futures. The Maine Seacoast Mission was founded by two Congregational ministers, but receiving the Mission’s services has never been dependent on someone’s beliefs or church membership. We honor a spiritual center that values wholeness and respect of persons and communities, and we do our work with a shared passion based on our various personal and religious beliefs.

Our Story

Involvement. What does it look like?

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Staff Directory

The Maine Seacoast Mission has three bases of operations: the Colket Center in Bar Harbor, our administrative headquarters; the Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, where EdGE and our service programs are based; and the Sunbeam, our 74-foot ship.

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Board of Directors

The Maine Seacoast Mission Board of Directors is responsible for the financial health and overall well-being of the Mission.

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Financial Information

The Maine Seacoast Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal tax returns, audited Financial Statements, and other related documents are available here for viewing or downloading, or in print upon request.

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“To sail a sloop in a parish extending from Kittery Point to Quoddy Head, along the broken coast of Maine, in all kinds of weather, is not a small undertaking. To enter the coves and harbors, to call on the families on isolated islands, to visit the lightkeepers and the lifesaving stations, is a task of greater magnitude.”

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You can make a difference in life downeast by volunteering with the Maine Seacoast Mission.

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Read online or download current Maine Seacoast Mission publications. We are creating and adding new and archival publications to this page regularly.

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