BDN – Boat Connecting ME’s Islands to Telemedicine Returns for Flu Season

BDN – Boat Connecting ME’s Islands to Telemedicine Returns for Flu Season

BELFAST, Maine — 10/01/2020 — The Maine Seacoast Mission’s ship, Sunbeam V, has just finished an extensive refit at the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast. The newly spruced-up Sunbeam will get back to work visiting Maine’s island communities soon. Abigail Curtis | BDN

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Boat connecting Maine’s islands to telemedicine will return just in time for flu season
by Abigail Curtis
October 5, 2020

BELFAST, Maine — For a quarter century, Maine Seacoast Mission’s ship Sunbeam V has brought telemedicine, meals, fellowship, care and cups of coffee to the people who live in Maine’s year-round island communities.

But for the last year and a half, the steel-hulled ship with the white cross on the prow has been absent from coastal waters as it underwent a $1.5 million refit at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast.

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Front Street Shipyard crew members, who were putting the finishing touches on the Sunbeam this week, said it’s been a pleasure to work on the boat.

“It’s nice to work on a project that’s going to stay here in Maine, and go to the islands, which really need this boat,” [Front Street Shipyard project manager Graham] Fitch said.

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This recipe came from my island neighbor Sharon Daley, the telemedicine nurse on the Seacoast Mission vessel, the Sunbeam, who somehow squeezes canning time in between trips to Maine island communities. I had not ever made corn relish and for some reason didn’t think I would like it. Sharon handed me a spoonful and changed my mind for me. “I knew I could convert you,” she said. Full Story

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