Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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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

Hats

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

Ernestina Sailing Forward

The $50,000 Goal is in Sight!!!  More than $48,807 already raised!!! September 30 was your last chance to donate to Ernestina Sailing Forward with the  GoFundMe portal . We will gladly accept your check or online donation to complete our … Continue reading

ALL HANDS TO THE HALYARDS

“ALL HANDS TO THE HALYARDS” It is exciting to hear that Ernestina-Morrissey will be sailing soon! We will hear the call, “All hands to the halyards”, the order to get ready to raise the sails! Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association has committed … Continue reading

Giving Tuesday

Don’t forget Ernestina-Morrissey! WHY? To see why you can easily access all our past posts about the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation project HERE. Just click the yellow DONATE button at the right. Many thanks to all the crew that has brought us this far … Continue reading

Buy a Mask, Support Ernestina-Morrissey

Polly Zajac, SEMA Director and an educator on the sailing Ernestina has been running a fundraiser for Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.  She has been making facial masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Some have links to Ernestina, some have a … Continue reading

Thank you, New Bedford!

On the last Friday of 2018, Julius and Mary Anne met Anne Louro, the Preservation Planner in the offices of the New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development, to receive a $100,000 grant from the City’s Community Preservation … Continue reading

A Milestone Reached, Thanks All Around!

The last plank for the rehabilitation of Ernestina-Morrissey was placed on October 25, 2018 at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Some of you have stopped by the shipyard to watch the progress and you know how truly amazing … Continue reading

Thank You, Whiskey Plank Club Sponsors!

Under cool, sunny skies the ceremonial, final “shutter” plank was laid into the hull of New Bedford’s very own historic, Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.  The October 25th event marked a major milestone in the complete rebuild of the Schooner that has been … Continue reading

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