Sunbeam Back for Planned Tweaks

Sunbeam Back for Planned Tweaks

BELFAST, ME — With the winds cooperating, Capt. Mike Johnson was able to travel with the Sunbeam back to Front Street Shipyard for refit tweaks.

Capt. Mike sent this photo of the boat, explaining, “The Sunbeam is back at Front Street Shipyard for a few weeks to address a few minor issues that inevitably develop after a major project, and also to install some equipment delayed by the pandemic.”

Stay tuned for updates.

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

bangordailynews.com
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.

Full story:

Mainebiz – Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V Splashes After Year-Long Refit

Mainebiz – Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V Splashes After Year-Long Refit

Photo courtesy Front Street Shipyard.

Mainebiz — August 20, 2020
Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam V splashes after year- long refit
By Laurie Schreiber

Front Street Shipyard in Belfast launched Maine Seacoast Mission’s 75-foot-long telemedicine vessel Sunbeam V on Monday, after a 14-month refit.

System tests performed at the shipyard’s dock are now underway, to be followed by sea trials.

Delivery to the mission, which is relocating from Bar Harbor to Northeast Harbor, is expected by early October.

The Sunbeam V arrived at Front Street in May 2019.

The ship underwent extensive hull maintenance, cosmetic updates and equipment upgrades….

Full MaineBiz Story and Photos.

 

Sneak Peek – The New Sunbeam Salon

Sneak Peek – The New Sunbeam Salon

BELFAST, ME — We had a chance yesterday to shoot some pics of the Sunbeam interior just hours before the boat was returned to the water. Finish work remains before the boat is back in service. But the whole of the Sunbeam, inside and out, looks terrific.

Here’s a shot of Mission Director of Development Chris Stelling walking through the new Sunbeam salon.

Learn more about the Sunbeam’s work.