Come Aboard to Learn more about the Mission 

by | May 21, 2024 | News

A photo of the Sunbeam, which is a large boat in the middle of the ocean with trees in the background

From June to August, the Mission’s 74-foot flagship vessel Sunbeam will host open houses in various ports along coastal Maine. Visitors are invited to tour Sunbeam and learn more about the Mission’s work in coastal Washington County and on outer, unbridged islands. 

The first open house of the season is on Tuesday, June 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sunbeam’s home port in Northeast Harbor. During the tour, visitors can see the inner workings of a vessel which welcomes more than 1,000 people aboard each year for basic healthcare, meals, community gatherings, and more.  

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Sunbeam Open Houses are scheduled for: 

  • Sunday, June 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the Wilson Museum at the Castine Town Dock
  • Saturday, July 27 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brown’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor 
  • Thursday, August 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Northeast Harbor 

Mission President John Zavodny says “We’re excited to welcome the public aboard Sunbeam to learn more about outer islands and the difference our programs make in our communities. It’s particularly special to open the boat in her home port of Northeast Harbor, and to visit friends in southern Maine communities.” 

Mission programming via Sunbeam regularly provides support through counseling, education initiatives, and education services. In addition, a full-time nurse offers flu and Covid vaccination clinics, leads a network of eldercare facilities, provides healthcare check-ups, and connects residents to mainland specialists. Islands served include Chebeague, Cliff Island, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Great Diamond, Isle au Haut, Islesboro, Islesford, Long Island, Matinicus, Monhegan, North Haven, Peaks, and Swan’s. 

Sunbeam Open Houses are open to the public. For inquiries, please contact [email protected] or call (207) 801-6008. 

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