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SEMA announces committees

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association has established four new committees.  Maintenance and Operations Committee Purpose: To provide recommendations and technical guidance related to short and long term planning for the operation, maintenance, and preservation of the historic schooner Ernestina. Chair: Captain Willi … Continue reading

$10,000 Membership Challenge!

It is December 22 and we have already received over $7,000 in memberships!  Thank You!           We need more of you to respond.  We have 10 more days, please send your donation in TODAY! Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association has just received a $10,000 … Continue reading

Thank you to Forum Supporters

The Island Foundation     The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park                     The New Bedford Whaling Museum The Coalition for Buzzards Bay   The Schooner Ernestina Commission The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation  

Forum Proceedings Compiled

Executive Summary Nearly 200 people from Ernestina’s diverse constituencies convened on Saturday, October 30, 2010 to discuss the future of the Schooner Ernestina. The overall sentiment was that Ernestina needs to be restored and sailing. Numerous people from as far … Continue reading

Dead EyesDCR Announces Ernestina Mast and Rigging Maintenance Project

DCR announced a solicitation for the Ernestina Mast and Rigging Maintenance Project today.  If you know anyone who is qualified and may be interested in bidding on this project please pass this notice along. Description: The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks … Continue reading


Program: Ernestina Forum October 30, 2010  8:00 – 8:45           STATE PIER – Ernestina Tours (optional) 9:00 – 9:30           WHALING MUSEUM – MAIN LOBBY                   Registration and refreshments 9:30 – 10:00         THEATER Welcome from Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA) – Mary Anne … Continue reading

Historic Curatorship Program

Through DCR’s Historic Curatorship Program, outside parties rehabilitate, reuse and maintain some of the Commonwealth’s most significant historic properties in return for credit toward a long-term lease, returning unused properties to active use.  A model for municipalities nationwide, this innovative … Continue reading

A Message from Gregg Swanzey

Participants: The case for Ernestina ex-Effie M. Morrissey standing as the most venerable and significant ship afloat today, barring none, is easily made. No need to say more. However, any vision and strategic plan will be undermined beyond repair without … Continue reading


ERNESTINA FUNDING AND EXPENDITURES     Chuck Smiler compiled this information.Thank you, Chuck!Charts of this information are available for download.       SIX YEARS OF OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING – FY1999 – 2004 FUNDING Source Yearly AVG State $2,516,900 54% $419,500 … Continue reading

Forum Welcome

Plenary session

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