SEMA Committees

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Welcome Aboard, Robin Shields!

SEMA is pleased to announce that Robin Shields has joined their staff as a fundraising consultant. Robin joins the crew following a successful stint as the Executive Director of the Sippican Lands Trust in Marion, MA.  She brings with her … Continue reading

A Visit to the Shipyard

In October Steve Urbon and Peter Pereira from the New Bedford Standard Times/SouthCoast Today visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.  Their report “Historic Schooner Gets New Lease on Life” was published on October 28.  Be sure you look at all of Peter’s photos … Continue reading

“We are getting a SUPERIOR SHIP”

SEMA President Julius Britto visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard this week to view the progress and confer with Harold Burnham and David Short.  His response?  ”We are getting a SUPERIOR SHIP when ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY leaves Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.” Julius expressed gratitude for … Continue reading

Terrific Prizes for Raffle June 9!

Even if you can’t attend our celebration on June 9, you can have a chance to win these terrific prizes.  They will be raffled off on the evening of June 9 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  The tickets are … Continue reading

Honoring the Past, Supporting the Future

The celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the return of Ernestina-Morrissey to Massachusetts (TICKETS HERE) will include recognition of five individuals who were part of the early efforts of repatriation and who continued to support the ship through the years. … Continue reading

You’re Invited! Honoring the Past, Supporting the Future

Join us as we honor hard-working individuals who brought Ernestina back to the United States. They champion the ship to this day. You can celebrate their contributions and support the future of Ernestina-Morrissey.  Get your  TICKETS TODAY! A portion of the … Continue reading

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

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