Pictured from left to right are Jaime Weir, general manager, John Williams Boat Co.; Sandy Spaulding, president, Hodgdon Yacht Services; Bruce Washburn, chief naval architect and vice president, Washburn and Doughty; Jock Williams, president, John Williams Boat Co. and a member of the mission’s board of directors; Jim Foley, project manager, Billings Diesel and Marine; J.B. Turner, president, Front Street Shipyard (Belfast); Stephen Wessel, owner, Wesmac Custom Boats, Inc.; Phil Bennett, vice president, Hinckley Co.; Tim Hodgdon, CEO, Hodgdon Yachts; Linda Greenlaw Wessel, owner, Wesmac Custom Boats; Scott Planting, president of the Maine Sea Coast Mission; and Mike Johnson, captain of Sunbeam. PHOTO COURTESY OF MSCM

Sunbeam scoping session

MOUNT DESERT — On March 14, 10 Maine boatbuilders and boatyard owners donated their time and expertise to meet on the Maine Sea Coast Mission’s Sunbeam V in Northeast Harbor and discuss the possible refurbishment or replacement of the 74-foot vessel.

Sunbeam V has brought medical care, pastoral support, community gatherings and education programs to the residents of eastern Maine’s unbridged islands since 1995.

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