Sunbeam V Brings Planet Pan Steel Drum Music to Maine Islands

Planet Pan Steel Drum Band from George Stevens Academy boarded the Sunbeam V Friday, May 19th island hopping to Monhegan and on Saturday, May 20th to Matinicus islands. Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman said, “Concerts on both islands were well attended and extremely well received.”

Here is a video taken earlier this month, May 6th, of Planet Pan performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, arranged by Nigel Chase, at the 27th Annual New England Pan Festival at the New England Steel Drum Festival at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine 2017.

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits May 23rd-25th

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Dr. Kelley: Twenty Eye Exams on Monhegan with Remote Technology

Dr. Kurt Kelley & Director Sharon Daley, RN on Monhegan

Imagine living on a coastal Maine island where you have to schedule a three-day trip to the mainland and back for a routine eye exam. Well, this month, Sharon Daley, the Mission Director of Island Health boarded the Monhegan mail boat with Kurt H. Kelley MD, President-Elect of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS).

“Kurt saw 20 people for eye exams and Monhegan was very appreciative to have him,” Sharon Daley said. “We held the exams in the parsonage on the island, and as you can see by the picture, Kurt is very good at making do by putting blankets over windows etc.”

Monhegan Parsonage set up for eye exams. This photo has been lightened to better see its details.

Here is a look at the cutting edge equipment Dr. Kelley used to “read prescription eyeglasses and perform refractions,” he said in an email, adding that having this portable equipment is “definitely a time saver.”

EyeNetra Netra AutoRefractor Instructional Video

EyeNetra Lensometer Instructional Video

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Visits May 19th-21st

Sunbeam Virtual Tour

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits May 9th-11th

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam V, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Sunbeam V Presents ‘Lobstering Safety and Occupation Health’ at Maine Islands

Bar Harbor, ME — Sharon Daley, the Mission Director of Island Health, sent this poster and photo from the Lobstering Safety and Occupational Health Presentations aboard the Sunbeam V on April 27, 2017.

Thank you, Ann Backus of Harvard-T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Leilani Carlson of FishAbility.

The presentations were given at Isle Au Haut and Frenchboro. High winds forced cancellation of a third presentation at Matinicus.

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. Johnson replied:

Good, Scott. Due to heavy wind we are spending a second night on Matinicus and leaving for Isle au Haut in the morning. It snowed here, but only a little.

The crew just had a CPR class by Eva Murray that took most of the morning.

Sharon and Douglas are out doing rounds, Storey is working on the hull, and I am doing some work on my computer. We had a pretty good crowd for dinner last night, and Douglas showed a movie after dinner with was fun.

Thanks for checking in,

Mike

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Visits Mar. 28th-29th

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Until we’re able to say hello to you face-to-face, please enjoy this Sunbeam Virtual Tour.

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits Mar. 21st-23rd

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Here’s a short cameo of Director of Island Health Sharon Daley at work.