Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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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

Save the Date!

SEMA RECEIVES $375,000 Challenge Grant from Manton Foundation!!!

Matching the Manton Foundation $375,000 challenge grant will be  instrumental in  SEMA’s reaching the $1,000,000 goal for Phase I The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. (SEMA) announced the receipt of a $375,000 1:1 challenge grant from The Manton Foundation.   The … Continue reading

Your support can make a real difference! Give Today!

2016 has been an exciting year for Ernestina-Morrissey and you can be a part of it! The title of Chester Brigham’s excellent “biography” of the schooner, Phoenix of the Sea, speaks to the multiple times she has emerged from what … Continue reading

Friendraising and Fundraising for Ernestina-Morrissey

Next week’s Working Waterfront Festival will cap a summer of events presenting Ernestina-Morrissey to old friends and new. Although our favorite ship, Ernestina-Morrissey will not be in her usual berth for the Working Waterfront Festival it is important that we reach … Continue reading

Order Bringing E Home

Stephan Platzer’s journal of the repatriation voyage in 1982. If you want to make a donation by check the donation is $23 which includes mailing expenses.  Please CONTACT US. for instructions. If you want to order online with a credit card … Continue reading

Order Phoenix of the Seas

* A new history of Ernestina-Morrissey’s many lives for a donation of $28. If you want to make a donation by check please send $28 which includes mailing expenses.  Please CONTACT US. for instructions. If you want to order online with … 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

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

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