‘Sea Lights’ Tour on ‘Sunbeam V’ a Smashing Success

by | Dec 19, 2018 | Christmas, Island Outreach, Maine Seacoast Mission, News, Sunbeam

l-R: Sunbeam V crew – Story King (Engineer), Jillian (Steward), Michael Johnson (Captain), Douglas Cornman (Island Outreach Director)

Sea Lights on Sunbeam a Smashing Success!
December 18, 2018

On Sunday evening, December 15, people from across MDI gathered in Northeast Harbor to hit the water aboard the Sunbeam V. Most people know the Sunbeam as the vessel operated by the Maine Seacoast Mission, providing invaluable services to the outer islands that dot our coastline. On this particular evening, however, the crew of Sunbeam V were charged with a completely new and unique task— offering an on-the-water Christmas Lights tour.

The “Sea Lights” initiative…is an informal grass-roots effort encouraging waterfront property owners to decorate for the holidays. [I]f the property…are not lucky enough to enjoy the decor in person, their efforts can still be appreciated and help brighten the Christmas and holiday season for others.

So…more folks would be able to enjoy the warm glow of the lights, the Seacoast Mission and the Sunbeam’s crew stepped in to offer a shoreline cruise to view the decorations. [I]t only took…48 hours before the trip was booked solid. [T]he Sunbeam V [crew] were gracious enough to offer a second trip that same evening, which [also] filled to capacity.

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