NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – With just three weeks to go before the Sunbeam Award Gala 2021, we want to thank our wonderful sponsors for their generous support of the Maine Seacoast Mission’s fundraising event in support of our community.
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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.”
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
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.
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.
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.