Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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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.

Happy New Year!

Yes, it IS a Happy New Year! THANKS to YOU! Many Ernestina supporters rose to Bob’s challenge and in one short month we have raised over $14,000!   SEMA is looking forward to 2012 surpassing 2011 in progress toward getting Ernestina sailing again.   … Continue reading

Buy Ernestina Hats at Baker Books

Baker Books is once again helping SEMA out this Holiday Season by making Ernestina hats available at the store at 69 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth, MA. Do all your holiday shopping at Baker Books.  Shop local!

Gifts to Ernestina Will Be Matched!

Dear Friend, It still amazes me, year after year, how frequently people will approach someone from the SEMA and say something like, “I sailed on Ernestina. That experience changed my life. Is she still sailing? I’d love to bring my … Continue reading

Rep. Cabral presses for state aid to repair Ernestina

Check the details published in the Boston Globe. Thank you Representative Cabral. It is encouraging to see a revived interest in Ernestina from her stewards, the elected and appointed officials of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  We look forward to the day when Ernestina is … Continue reading

This Place Matters!

Help us win $25,000 for Ernestina. We’ve been selected for the 2011 This Place Matters Community Challenge sponsored by National Trust for Historic Preservation!  We did the ground work – down from over 250, our community was chosen to be one of … Continue reading

Digital Initiative for you and Ernestina

Do you need a media make-over for you or your business?  Consider Peter Mello’s new program digitsimple.  Peter has offered to donate 25% of any revenues earned as a result of new business contracted from organizations or individuals that use … Continue reading

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