Mission’s President and Development Director Traveling Aboard ‘Sunbeam V’

Mission’s President and Development Director Traveling Aboard ‘Sunbeam V’

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM V, ME — Mission President John Zavodny in the Sunbeam V wheelhouse with Capt. Michael Johnson. President Zavodny and Mission Director of Development Christine Stelling are out with the Sunbeam crew for a few days this week for Island Health Director Sharon Daley’s telemedicine trip.

This trip gives Stelling and Zavodny a chance to see the Sunbeam and crew in action, to introduce themselves to some of the unbridged island communities.

Learn more about the Sunbeam V and crew.

Visit Maine Seacoast Mission at Maine Boatbuilder’s Show – March 22-24

Visit Maine Seacoast Mission at Maine Boatbuilder’s Show – March 22-24

PORTLAND, ME — For the first time, Maine Seacoast Mission is an exhibitor at the Maine Boatbuilder’s Show. We look forward to meeting many new and old friends.

The show times for the 2019 Maine Boat builders are:
Friday March 22, 10-6pm
Saturday March 23, 10-6pm
Sunday March 24, 10-4pm
Location: 512 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 (Portland Sports Complex).

For more info: http://www.portlandcompany.com/boatshow/

Sunbeam V Becomes a Floating Classroom

Sunbeam V Becomes a Floating Classroom

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM, ME — Buzz Scott & Paul Savoy of OceansWide, a non-profit organization whose mission is to put students and scientists together at sea in the Gulf of Maine, helped the school students from Islesford and Great Cranberry Islands explore the water and seabed around their islands using OceansWide’s underwater remote operated vehicle.

Each student learned how to fly the ROV (remotely operated vehicle), and was given time to explore to their heart’s delight. It was a beautiful day on the water, a great day for learning.

Thanks Buzz, Paul and OceansWide for freely sharing your knowledge and love of our beautiful ocean.

More photos.

Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman

‘Moonbeam’ Voted by Maine Island Schoolkids as ‘Sunbeam V’ Interim Replacement

‘Moonbeam’ Voted by Maine Island Schoolkids as ‘Sunbeam V’ Interim Replacement

Introducing Moonbeam. Named by a majority vote of Maine island schoolkids, Moonbeam is the Sunbeam V’s replacement during its refitting.

BAR HARBOR, ME — With the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V coming out of the water for a major refit later this Spring, the Mission had to find a way for the Sunbeam crew to continue traveling from island to island providing social, health, education, and spiritual services in the Sunbeam’s absence.

Sunbeam Engineer Storey King did a fabulous job researching, locating, and inspecting several possible boats to fill in for the Sunbeam. He located the 34-foot wooden Downeast Cruiser shown here to serve this role.

Now the big question: What to call the Sunbeam’s interim replacement?

Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman solicited possible names from Mission staff and crew and asked island schoolkids to vote for their favorite name on the list.

Director Douglas Cornman said, “End of day Friday, March 8, was the voting deadline. The majority of island schoolkids selected Moonbeam, with Hope in second and Promineo in third.”

Moonbeam was suggested as a complimentary name to Sunbeam V, Hope was the name given to the Mission’s first vessel launched in 1905. Promineo is the Latin word meaning “to reach out.” Holistic outreach is the crew’s focus with outer island communities.

“So, the Sunbeam crew will be traveling around on a Moonbeam this Summer and Fall while our beloved Sunbeam is enjoying its much needed refit,” said Douglas.

Stay tuned for details on the official Moonbeam christening.

Learn more about the Sunbeam V and the crew’s work among Maine unbridged islands:

Aboard the Sunbeam, Solving a Lime Green Knee High Boots Challenge

Aboard the Sunbeam, Solving a Lime Green Knee High Boots Challenge

ABOARD THE SUNBEAM V, ME — Island Health Director Sharon Daley (half hidden behind the laptop computer) is introducing Maine island resident Bernie to Amazon, helping her research lime green knee high boots. Pat, wearing a red cap, is watching.

Sunbeam Steward Jillian said, “I share this image because it captures a collective favorite precious experience for all of us. Anyone who knows beautiful Bernie will understand.”

Learn more about the Sunbeam V crew’s work with communities on Maine unbridged islands.