Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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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

Ernestina Will Sail Again!

The news we have been waiting for has finally been released.   Thank you to all the friends of Ernestina who donated money to SEMA and gave their time to showcase the ship.  Your perseverance delivered the message loud and clear … Continue reading

Whaler’s Walk for Ernestina

Julius Britto, second from right, walked with family members from Rochester to the sea to raise money for Schooner Ernestina. From left, the others are Ben Varella’s great-grandson Ali Cabral; great-granddaughter, Dr. Vanessa Britto-Henderson; great-grandson, storyteller Len Cabral; and Dr. … Continue reading

ERNESTINA RECEPTION AND FUN-DRAISER

ERNESTINA RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER CELEBRATE ERNESTINA’S 120TH ANNIVERSARY! SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014   2:30pm-6pm PIER VIEW (“STEVIE’S”) RESTAURANT 201 Onset Avenue, Onset MA Special Guest:  CANDIDA ROSE FUN, FOOD, FRIENDS, AND FELLOWSHIP… MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY! $25/person Laura Pires-Hester 347-449-6497/lpireshester@optonline.net Julius … Continue reading

Ordering T-shirts

If you would like to have a shirt mailed to you we can do that too. If you want to make a donation by check the donation is $15 for children’s sizes, $20 for adult S,M,L, XL, and $23 for … Continue reading

The Cutest T-shirts!

Here they are, by popular demand, kid’s sized t-shirts: How can you order these shirts?  Send us an order and we’ll mail them to you.  There are toddler and youth sizes. If you want to make a donation by check … Continue reading

President Britto’s Appeal

December 5, 2013 Greetings, “I sailed on Ernestina on a field trip. I’d never been on the ocean before, and it changed my life. Will she sail again?”That’s the kind of declaration we hear all the time.   (In fact, take … Continue reading

New T-shirts Recognize Ernestina/Morrissey’s Refits

New shirts are available!  The shirts feature the “classic” front.   On the back is a line drawing of Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey‘s hull, rig and sail plan produced by the HAER Maritime Recording Program of the National Park … Continue reading

Effie M. Morrissey’s “Record Run” Centennial

On December 10, 1912 Frederick William Wallace boarded the “Morrissey” for what would become her “Record Run” from Portland, ME and Yarmouth, NS. “From the dock in Portland to anchor in Yarmouth, she had made the 200 mile passage in … Continue reading

Lovely Ernestina

The holidays are upon us! How about the gift of music? You can purchase “Lovely Ernestina” by the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus and the Rum Soaked Crooks on Amazon.com. Proceeds benefit Schooner Ernestina.

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