Articles by: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

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Celebrate Ernestina-Morrissey!

Get your tickets today! Please join us on June 9 as we begin a summer of celebrating the return of Ernestina, now Ernestina-Morrissey, to Massachusetts where she started her historic journey in 1894.  Thirty five years ago the newly independent Republic of … Continue reading

Framing Finished!

The latest report from the shipyard is that the framing of Ernestina-Morrissey is complete! For more photos and reports on the progress check the January Commission Report. Harold Burnham, DCR Owners Representative for the Ernestina-Morrissey project, presented at a panel … Continue reading

January Report to the Commission

Wendy Pearl, from DCR’s Office of Cultural Resources, is supervising the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation.  She presents progress reports to the Commission at each meeting.  This month they were excited to hear that frames #8-24 ( in the bow) are complete, and … Continue reading

Save the Date!

SEMA RECEIVES $375,000 Challenge Grant from Manton Foundation!!!

Matching the Manton Foundation $375,000 challenge grant will be  instrumental in  SEMA’s reaching the $1,000,000 goal for Phase I The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. (SEMA) announced the receipt of a $375,000 1:1 challenge grant from The Manton Foundation.   The … Continue reading

Year End at the Shipyard

Happy New Year Ernestina-Morrissey!  We look forward to exciting progress in 2017. Phil Smith, a longtime friend of the ship visited the Shipyard last month.  He shared some great photos. About a week later photos from Harold show the bulkhead … Continue reading

Your support can make a real difference! Give Today!

2016 has been an exciting year for Ernestina-Morrissey and you can be a part of it! The title of Chester Brigham’s excellent “biography” of the schooner, Phoenix of the Sea, speaks to the multiple times she has emerged from what … Continue reading

Fall in the Shipyard

In September the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard requested an amendment to Ernestina-Morrissey’s rehabilitation contract.  Project Director David Short recommended additional frame and plank replacement in the bow.  The Commission and DCR approved the change and the work has started.

Summer’s Over in the Shipyard

Philanthropists Gerry Lenfest and Bob Hildreth viewed the progress on Ernestina-Morrissey’s rehabilitation in August.  Together they have provided $2.8 million toward this project and we thank them for their continued interest in the future of the ship.  Join them, DONATE … Continue reading

Recycle + History = Art

This summer artists from the SouthCoast visited New Bedford State Pier to glean surplus material from the Ernestina-Morrissey storage area.   Chuck Smiler and Gallery X‘s Chuck Hauck organized this opportunity for artists to “re-purpose” the material they gleaned with the … Continue reading

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