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# Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 27, reminds everyone, in this season of shopping and gift giving, to remember the organizations that work to bring good to our world. SEMA’s mission is to raise funds and support Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. For #GivingTuesday we ask you … Continue reading

H.F. Gerry Lenfest; philanthropist and longtime supporter of Ernestina-Morrissey dies at 88

We are very sad to pass along the news that H.F.”Gerry” Lenfest, a great benefactor of the Ernestina-Morrissey, passed away on August 5th. A naval officer, lawyer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Gerry at age 12 in 1942 was supposed to sail … Continue reading

Join the Ernestina-Morrissey Whiskey Plank Club!!!

The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association cordially invites one and all to become a part of the schooner’s history when your name is added to the whiskey plank, which will be laid in late July!  A whiskey plank is the last plank … Continue reading

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

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

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

Celebrating with Good News for Ernestina.

Ernestina‘s supporters filled M&C Cafe yesterday to celebrate the launch 117 years ago, in Essex, Massachusetts, of Effie M.Morrissey, the schooner that became Ernestina when renamed by Captain Henrique Mendes in 1948. Cape Verdean Ambassador Fatima Veiga and Gunga Tavares … Continue reading

Celebrate 117 years of Schooner Ernestina

Filis Aniversáriu, Ernestina! Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 2-5PM M&C Café 436 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA Buffet, Entertainment, Silent Auction Reservations limited- $30/person Check payable to Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association PO BOX 2995, New Bedford, MA 02741-2995 Contact Barbara Burgo at … Continue reading

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