45 Items in This Collection
1) "Salt Water Parish"
Title: "Salt Water Parish" Views of ship Sunbeam III at anchor in calm waters. Intertitle: "Navigation in Maine waters is varied and hazardous." shots of radar scope turning on the...   more
2) "Sea Coast Mission" Reel 1
"Manuscript to be Read at Showing of the Sea Coast Mission Films THE MAINE SEA COAST MISSIONARY SOCIETY Bar Harbor, Maine INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (May be omitted if desired): The idea...   more
3) "Sea Coast Mission" Reel 2
Intertitle: "The Maine Sea Coast Mission is independent non-denominational, and wholly supported by voluntary gifts." Intertitle: "The Mission headquarters in Bar Harbor is also the ho...   more
4) "Sea Coast Mission" Reel 3
Intertitle: "When a doctor's call from the mainland may cost $75, the services of a nurse in the winter months are desperately needed. She is sponsored jointly by the Mission and the D...   more
5) "Sea Coast Mission" Reel 4
Intertitle: "There are 54 lonely lighthouses in the Mission's parish." Views of Owls Head lighthouse , built 1825, near Rockland, from the Sunbeam. Views from the wheelhouse of anot...   more
6) "Faith is the Substance"
Title: "FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE" Intertitle: "Since 1905 the Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society of Bar Harbor has carried the Christian gospel to isolated Maine island and coastal settl...   more
7) [Mission by Sea titles 1]
Intertitle: "This film tells the dramatic story of The Maine Sea Coast Mission which has, on a year-round basis, since 1905 served the scattered people of the Maine coast. The emphasis...   more
8) [Mission by Sea titles 2]
Title: "Mission by Sea" Intertitle: : "This film tells the dramatic story of The Maine Sea Coast Mission which has, on a year-round basis, since 1905 served the scattered people of the...   more
9) [Mission by Sea titles 3]
Box notes: "Mission by Sea Title B&W dupe" Six copies of the Mission by Sea title sequence with clear leader in between.    more
10) [Faith is the Substance titles 1]
Box notes: "[?] film used for title Film image of birds flying around stern of boat, used for title sequence in "Faith is the Substance".    more
11) [Title misprint]
Box notes: "Title with misprint" Intertitle: "Ashore on an islands [sic] with dwindled population"    more
12) [Faith is the Substance titles 2]
Box notes: "Faith is the Substance Extra Titles" Four copies of the title, separated by clear leader.    more
13) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--home movies] Reel 1
Raquette Lake is the source of the Raquette River in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, USA. It is near the community of Raquette Lake, New York. The lake has 99 miles (160 km)...   more
14) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--home movies] Reel 2
A man and woman dressed in fur coats and hats on a dogsled ride along a bridge. Views of a dog handler giving the woman and child a ride. They wave to the camera as they drive by. A...   more
15) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--home movies] Reel 3
Gould Farm, Monterey, MA, provides emotional and social rehabilitation for adults (guests) with mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar and schizoaffective disorder and sch...   more
16) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--home movies] Reel 4
Underexposed views of two men posing in tree lined area. Views of the two near a car packed for a trip. One holds a still camera. View of the car moving down the road, and view of on...   more
17) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--home movies] reel 5
The first Macy's parade was in 1924. Views of what appears to be the beginning/staging area of the Macy's parade. Shots of men dressed up as wooden soldiers, shots of people wearing an...   more
18) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 6
Hildesheim, one of the oldest cities in the region of Lower Saxony in northern Germany, became the seat of the Bishopric of Hildesheim in 815 and may have been founded when the bishop m...   more
19) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 7
Views of several women and girls standing against wall with pottery pots they use for water. One walks off carrying the jug on her shoulder and then her head. Longer shots of women ca...   more
20) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 8
Views of a village market in Syria with men trading and selling. A Pirelli tire advertisement is on a building in the background. The sign is in English and Arabic. A group of men wor...   more
21) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 9
Views of one of the American tourist women admiring the baby of a Syrian woman as she and several children look on. Views of four fishermen in a traditional open boat, rowing, throwin...   more
22) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 10
Exterior views of woman weaving with reeds on a rough loom made of sticks in a small tent village in rural Syria. A young girl brings more supplies. Pans across the line of tents whe...   more
23) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 11
Two women walk down a dirt road, carrying large loads of sticks and brush on their backs. A small boy leads a pony down the dirt road. Views in a village as women walk together, a you...   more
24) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 12
Views of a gypsy camp with a group of women and men and children gathered in front of several tents, animals grazing in the background. Two young girls dance as others watch and a man...   more
25) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 13
Views of gypsies on a dirt road walking toward camera in a rural, mountainous area. Children and livestock ride donkeys which also carry all the possessions of the families. Several w...   more
26) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 15
All scenes appear as black and white. Camels are lined up along a fence at the Temple of Karnak. An Egyptian man rides a donkey and chats with the American tourist. views of the Great...   more
27) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 16
Views of a group of men with camels and donkeys, some of the men are holding animal skin containers which seem full of a liquid. A young girl dances for the camera. Views of statues a...   more
28) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 17
Small houses line the shore of a lake or river. Traditional feluccas are tied up along the shore. A snake charmer retrieves a snake from under a boulder and pokes it with a stick, grab...   more
29) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] reel 18
A puppy plays in the snow, and a woman gives him treats for responding to commands. Views of several sheep in a field, and a woman giving them treats . ;Box notes: "Personal"   more
30) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 19
A bride and groom exit #30 Ledgelawn, the Maine Sea Coast Mission headquarters in Bar Harbor. Looks like 1940's. The man is in a naval uniform, and the bride wears a suit. They pose f...   more
31) "By Land and Sea"
Collection Notes: "SCRIPT FOR THE 1965 FILM The film opens with typical scenes of the Maine coast, first in winter, including vapor rising from water which is warmer than the frigid...   more
32) "Mission By Sea"
Collection Notes: Script " MISSION BY SEA Titles View form Cadillac Mountain This is the country which the Sea Coast Mission serves-- a country of deep-cut bays and rocky, spruc...   more
33) "God's Tugboat"
This film focuses on the ministry of Sunbeam III built in 1939. Collection Notes: "Script for the film "GOD'S TUGBOAT" Introduction (Read before film is shown.) The Maine Sea Coast...   more
34) "Cruising with the Sunbeam"
Intertitle: "The Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society Presents" Intertitle: "Cruising with the 'Sunbeam'" Intertitle: "Along the coast of Maine are scattered many lighthouses - " Inte...   more
35) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--production outtakes] Reel 1
These scenes appearing in this reel are outtakes or duplicates of scenes from the edited films produced by The Maine Sea Coast Mission. Several winter scenes of Sunbeam at a dock. Vie...   more
36) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--production outtakes] Reel 2
The scenes appearing in this reel are outtakes or duplicates of scenes from the edited films produced by The Maine Sea Coast Mission. Scenes of schoolchildren served by the Mission....   more
37) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--production outtakes] Reel 3
These scenes appearing in this reel are outtakes or duplicates of scenes from the edited films produced by The Maine Sea Coast Mission. Views of a group of LPG tanks on a dock ready...   more
38) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--production outtakes] Reel 4
These scenes appearing in this reel are outtakes or duplicates of scenes from the edited films produced by The Maine Sea Coast Mission. A casket is loaded aboard Sunbeam at one end of...   more
39) [Maine Sea Coast Mission--production outtakes] Reel 5
These scenes appearing in this reel are outtakes or duplicates of scenes from the edited films produced by The Maine Sea Coast Mission View of a coastal lighthouse, Sunbeam pulling a m...   more
40) [Maine Sea Coast Mission-- production outtakes] Reel 6
These scenes appearing in this reel are outtakes or duplicates of scenes from the edited films produced by The Maine Sea Coast Mission Views of Sunbeam underway, then at a fisherman's...   more
41) "Fishers of Men" Reel 1
2157.0012-0015 make up the film "Fishers of Men" Intertitle: "This is the story of The Maine Sea Coast Mission which has for half a century carried a practical Christian ministry, yea...   more
42) "Fishers of Men" Reel 2
Pans of small village on the snowy coastline. On land, views of lobster traps piled in dooryards of small houses in deep snow. View of a church in show, and children making snowballs....   more
43) "Fishers of Men" Reel 3
Views from the Sunbeam of fishing trawlers at work, a lighthouse on a small island, and a dory approaching from the island. Views of small harbor, sealife, and shots of the ship "State...   more
44) "Fishers of Men" Reel 4
Views of the Maine Seacoast Mission's headquarters in a house in Bar Harbor. Shots of Sunbeam III underway with various people aboard. Two young women learn to tie knots, and one draw...   more
45) [Maine Sea Coast Mission -- home movies] Reel 14
Film appears black and white. Views in market area in Egypt, with camels tied to a fence, and people carrying goods in baskets on their heads, and the tourists seen in other home movie...   more
Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
Maine Sea Coast Mission, Accession 2157, 2157
Maine Sea Coast Mission, Accession 2351, 2351
Credit: Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection, Northeast Historic Film. The Mission's ship Sunbeam III is launched in ice-filled waters, Damariscotta ME, December 1939.
Credit: Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection, Northeast Historic Film. The Mission's ship Sunbeam III is launched in ice-filled waters, Damariscotta ME, December 1939.
Primary Format and Extent
film (36,612 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm.
Collection Date Range
1927 – 1966
Summary
The Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection contains 104 reels of 16 mm. film shot by members of the Maine Sea Coast Mission between 1927 and 1966, consisting of feature-length films, titles, outtakes, home movies and commercial films. Home movies within the collection contain views of the Mission’s travels to the Adirondacks in New York; Quebec, Canada; Gould Farm for adult rehabilitation in Monterey, Massachusetts; Germany; Norway; Egypt; Italy; Palestine; Greece, and include footage of gypsy camps in Syria. The Collection contains eight feature-length films, including: By Land And Sea, Mission By Sea, God’s Tugboat, Cruising With The Sunbeam, Fishers Of Men, Salt Water Parish, Maine Sea Coast Mission and Faith Is The Substance. These films document the activities of the Maine Sea Coast Mission, offering views of Maine’s isolated island communities, fishing, lighthouses (including visits to the Portland Lightship), winter and summer seascapes, ministry aboard the Sea Coast Mission sloops, and rural churches served by mission pastors in Cherryfield, Maine.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Maine Sea Coast Mission was organized in 1905 at Bar Harbor Congregational Church in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Mission was founded by pastor brothers Angus and Alexander MacDonald, who took the first Mission boat, a sloop called Hope, and traveled to isolated island communities off the coast of Maine. The Maine Sea Coast Mission has been serving islands and coastal communities of Downeast Maine by providing food staples, reading materials, clothing, scholarships, senior companions, and emergency assistance since 1918. The Maine Sea Coast Mission has its administrative offices as well as classroom and meeting space at the Colket Center, located in Bar Harbor, Maine, where it houses its archives, including a collection of historical artifacts. The Mission has a 60-acre Downeast Campus in Milbridge, Maine, which houses the Ed Greaves Educational Center, Downeast Food Pantry, and the Weald Bethel Center for Spirituality and Personal Growth. The Mission sloop, Sunbeam V, is also an important part of conducting business. Telemedicine equipment aboard Sunbeam V allows for Island Health Services to provide medical attention and doctor visits via closed circuit television. The boat also serves as space for services, fellowships, various meetings and meals. Maine Sea Coast Mission celebrated its centennial in 2005.
People and Organizations
Maine Sea Coast Mission
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://www.oldfilm.org/research for more information.
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