About Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey

Ernestina-Morrissey is about People

Fishermen ~ Arctic Explorers ~  WW II Surveyors ~ Cape Verdean Immigrants ~ Students ~~ People have depended on this beloved ship for their livelihoods and their lives since 1894. Ernestina-Morrissey’s legacy has brought so many people together from around the world,

Explore her stories and return to this website often for latest news of this National Treasure.

Ernestina-Morrissey is a Gift.

The Gift

As Effie M. Morrissey she was a gift to the Morrissey family as a highlining fishing schooner out of Gloucester.

She was a gift to the many fishermen she brought safely back from the Grand Banks with her holds full of salt cod.

She was a gift to Captain Bob Bartlett at a time when his life needed a new direction,  returning him to his beloved Arctic for 25 years.

As Ernestina, she was a gift to Cape Verdeans, a packet ship bringing  immigrants to the United States and serving as a link between families.

She was a gift from the Cape Verdean people to the United States when she was returned to Massachusetts in 1982.

She was a gift to the thousands of people who have learned on her decks since her return.

Now she needs our help.  We need your vision of  Ernestina’s future.

It is time to give back, and give forward, and give Ernestina a future we can all be proud of.

Comments by Mary Anne McQuillan,  October 30, 2010 at the Ernestina Forum.

A link to a brief summary of Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey‘s HISTORY.

Ernestina ta camba na Sul

Uma storia…. in Criolu.  Available for DOWNLOAD.