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May 7 NPS Volunteer Day

Nearly forty volunteers chose Ernestina for their project during the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Volunteer Day on May 7, 2011. There were three projects: clean and prep the ship for June’s haul-out, scrape and paint the dories and … Continue reading

Park Serve Day

SEMA will be partnering with DCR’s Park Serve program to have the first work day on Ernestina for 2011.  Follow the link, click “sign up” on the Park Serve page and scroll down the “select a park” list to “Schooner Ernestina” … Continue reading

Welcome Commissioner Lambert!

Ernestina has a friend in Ed Lambert, the newly appointed Commissioner of DCR.  We look forward to working with Commissioner Lambert to insure a bright future for Ernestina as the Official Vessel of the Commonwealth.

Ernestina on WHDH Urban Update

  Celebrate Black History Month Tune in to Channel 7 WHDH Boston on Sunday Feb. 6 at 11:30 am.   As Kick-off to Black History Month, Urban Update invited SEMA to explain Ernestina’s story to host Byron Barnett .  Laura Pires-Hester … Continue reading

  From the “pre-2005 site” On February 5, 1894, a single line in the Gloucester Daily Times recorded an addition to the Massachusetts fishing fleet: “The new schooner for J.F. Wonson and Co. has been named Effie M. Morrissey.” This … Continue reading

Celebrate 117 years of Schooner Ernestina

Filis Aniversáriu, Ernestina! Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 2-5PM M&C Café 436 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA Buffet, Entertainment, Silent Auction Reservations limited- $30/person Check payable to Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association PO BOX 2995, New Bedford, MA 02741-2995 Contact Barbara Burgo at … Continue reading

Wishing Everyone a Bright 2011!

Challenge Met, Goal within Reach!

Thank you to Ernestina’s many supporters who have already responded to our membership appeal.  We have met the $10,000 challenge having received nearly $13,000 so far. Those of you who got our mailing know that we had an ambitious goal … Continue reading

Wishes for a bright 2011

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