Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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We’ll Haul Away Together!

Sailing on Schooner Adventure last month was the first time some of us had laid a hand on a halyard of a tall ship in a long time.  That trip raised $3,600 toward Ernestina-Morrissey’s new fisherman staysail. There were chanteys sung … Continue reading

Schooner Adventure’s Fundraising Sail for Ernestina-Morrissey

It was a perfect day of sailing on an Essex-built schooner in Gloucester. Schooner Adventure hosted a group of Ernestina-Morrissey supporters who enjoyed a fantastic sunset sail with the very best conditions. They included representatives of several of the vessel’s … Continue reading

Commemorating the Gift of Ernestina to Massachusetts 8/29/1982

On August 29, 1982 Ernestina was officially transferred to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Gift from the Republic of Cape Verde. To recognize this important anniversary an anonymous donor will match 3 donations of $250 AND the donors will … Continue reading

Sail aboard Schooner Adventure to benefit Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey!

Sail aboard Schooner Adventure to benefit Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey! SUNSET SAIL – Saturday, September 11, 2021, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Join us in scenic Gloucester, Massachusetts aboard Schooner Adventure for a 3-hour sunset cruise to benefit Schooner Ernestina Morrissey.  All proceeds … Continue reading

The Bartett Watch ~ Dedications

The Ernestina~Morrissey Crew has several diverse watches. The Bartlett Watch, with connections to the years in the Arctic, includes folks from when Newfoundlander Captain Robert A. Bartlett took “My Little Morrissey” north for 20 summers with scientists and young men exploring … Continue reading

The Cape Ann Watch ~Dedications

The Ernestina~Morrissey Crew has several diverse watches. There are folks, whether by family or geography, that know her best as Effie M.Morrissey.  The Cape Ann Watch, some from ship builder and fishing families, feel the strongest ties to her Grand Banks days … Continue reading

African Hardwoods

Why are there African hardwoods in a ship built in Essex, Massachusetts in 1894? A knee is a structural element in the frame of a wooden ship.  The Ernestina was renovated in Cape Verde in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.  … Continue reading

Memorials and Honors ~ Ernestina Sailing Forward

~Memorials and Honors ~ ~~~ In 1982 the people of Cape Verde sent a restored Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey back to the Massachusetts as a gift to the people of the United States. Forty years later in 2022, Ernestina-Morrissey … Continue reading


You can just use our DONATE page for main or online orders. If you want to order online with a credit card or PayPal the donation is $15 which includes mailing expenses.  Please visit PayPal and enter $15 in the … Continue reading

Homeport New Bedford – Let’s Raise the Foresail!

Ernestina outbound from New Bedford, credit R. Morin This photo was taken in the early 2000’s by Roger Morin. Ernestina is passing Palmers Island Light outbound, as she approached the Hurricane Barrier. How many times has she passed through those … Continue reading

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