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Ernestina-Morrissey on the Railway

The Boothbay Register published a great time-lapse of the haul-out process.  Now the repairs can begin!  Capt. Harold Burnham, DCR’s representative during this reconstruction,  will be at the shipyard later this week.  We plan to have frequent updates on the … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Safe in Boothbay

After a 24 hour trip under tow from New Bedford, Ernestina-Morrissey has arrived at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, her berth for the next few years while she undergoes reconstruction to ready her for her fifth life.  More photos will be posted … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Headed for Maine Sunday April 12

Finally, the news we have been waiting since December for!  The Ernestina-Morrissey will start her voyage from New Bedford State Pier to Boothbay Harbor approximately 8:00 am Sunday, April 12. Viewing from the pier will be limited because of the reconstruction of … Continue reading

Great Work, DCR!

Since the last post 3 weeks ago the SouthCoast has experienced storm after storm along with bitter cold. The winter cover was not installed this year because we all anticipated a break in the weather to allow the ship to be … Continue reading

Ship Safe After Blizzard

DCR staff were assigned to watch over Ernestina-Morrissey during the recent blizzard.  Today Paul and David are busy clearing snow from the deck.  The winter cover is not in place anticipating the trip to the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, but the … Continue reading

Just 7% Left to Raise for Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration Project!

We will see Ernestina-Morrissey sail again. I say that today not as a hope or a wish, but as a certainty.  Thanks to your generous support, her next voyage will be as a fully restored ship, sailing from Boothbay to Buzzards … Continue reading

The Ship of So Many Memories

Recently, Ernestina-Morrissey was visited by the family of Dr. Lamar Soutter who served on the crew of the 1935 voyage.  Dr. Soutter later went on to become founding dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School He also pioneered revolutionary filtration and … Continue reading

Always Work to Do on a Ship

Open Ship Enjoyed by All

DCR’s Seasonal Interpreter Leah Burns and Supervisor Paul Alexio hosted several Open Ships this summer along with SEMA volunteers.  Childrens’ programs like “Something Fishy” a joint program of the New Bedford Whaling National Park and the Working Waterfront Festival visited … Continue reading

C.W. Morgan Visit Showcase for Ernestina Too

The New Bedford Homecoming of the Charles W. Morgan was the event of the summer for the city and for Ernestina Morrissey.  With the help of many wonderful volunteers, DCR staff and the Schooner Ernestina Commission hosted over 1600 people … Continue reading

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