Mission Has Terrific Time at 45th Fishermen’s Forum

Mission Has Terrific Time at 45th Fishermen’s Forum

L-R: Storey King, Sharon Daley, John Zavodny.

ROCKPORT, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission spent last weekend at the 45th Maine Fishermen’s Forum. The Sunbeam crew and Mission President John Zavodny, took turns at the Mission booth, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting plenty of new ones. The accompanying photo shows (L-R) Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN, and President Zavodny.

The Mission booth highlighted the Sunbeam crew’s work among island unbridged communities. The Forum was also an opportunity for the Mission to provide informational updates on the Sunbeam‘s routine major refit.

Learn more about the work of Sunbeam crew.

Meet the ‘Sunbeam’ Crew at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, March 5-7

Meet the ‘Sunbeam’ Crew at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, March 5-7

‘Sunbeam’ Captain Mike Johnson aboard the boat at Front Street Shipyard.

BAR HARBOR, ME — Although the Sunbeam is still at Front Street Shipyard for its routine major refit, come meet the Sunbeam crew at the 45th Maine Fishermen’s Forum, March 5-7, 2020 at the Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME.
Sunbeam crew member and Island Outreach Director/Chaplain Douglas Cornman will be on hand Thursday, March 5th. Engineer Storey King, Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN and Mission President John Zavodny are at the Mission’s display table on Friday, March 6th. Captain Mike Johnson, Boat Steward Jillian, and Mission Director of Development Chris Stelling are at the display table on Saturday, March 7th.
Visit the Mission Today at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

Visit the Mission Today at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

BAR HARBOR, ME — Come visit the Maine Seacoast Mission Sunbeam V booth today at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

Yesterday at the Forum, Mission President John Zavodny was speaking with the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon Daley, Peggy Akers (University of Southern Maine College of Nursing’s Casco Bay Fishing and Island Partnership), Ann Backus of Harvard-T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Akers and Backus both collaborate with Daley on ways to promote Maine islanders’ health.

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum online.

Sunbeam Captain Greets Lobstering Safety Champion

Sunbeam Captain Greets Lobstering Safety Champion

ROCKPORT, ME — Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson greets Ann Backus of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In April 2017 Ms. Backus traveled aboard the Sunbeam to Frenchboro and and Isle au Haut to give fishermen a presentation on Lobstering Safety and Occupational Health Presentations.

Backus’s presentation included use and care of survival suits, and how to make reboarding ladders, and other quite useful information for keeping fishermen alive and well.

Mike and Ann were both at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum trade show at the Samoset Inn, Rockport, ME.

Sunbeam V Crew Returns to Maine Fishermens Forum March 3-4

Sunbeam V Crew Returns to Maine Fishermens Forum March 3-4

Sunbeam V's new dock in Northeast Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor, ME – Crew members of the Mission’s Sunbeam V are returning to the Maine Fishermens Forum Trade Show at the Samoset Resort, Rockland, Maine, on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“We wanted to go back,” said Director of Island Services Douglas Cornman. “Last year was our first year” at the Forum Trade Show. “We connected with fishermen and fishermen’s families who had relationships with the Sunbeam — whether it was Sunbeam V or Sunbeam IV, and in some cases, even Sunbeam III — and it was fantastic to reconnect with these families, whether they were on islands we don’t visit regularly, or in coastal towns and villages,” said Director Douglas Cornman.

“It was a great opportunity to build awareness and educate people on what the boat’s currently doing. How we’re using telemedicine, telehealth, and island outreach.”

The Sunbeam V crew will have a booth at the Trade Show. “Our display this year will be our current literature on the Seacoast Mission, on what’s happening at the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, and what’s happening on the outer islands,” said Douglas.

“We are going to have the laptop with the videos. Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson has also put together a slide show of past images of Sunbeams, the current Sunbeam. Each day — Friday and Saturday — we’ll have boat crew and boat staff available. So people can ask questions about the Sunbeam itself, or questions about the programs offered from the boat. There’ll be a boat person and a program person at our table each day,” said Douglas Cornman

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