Maintenance and Operations Committee

Purpose: To provide recommendations and technical guidance related to short and long term planning for the operation, maintenance, and preservation of the historic schooner Ernestina.

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News from Boothbay Harbor

These half models, crafted by Capt. Harold Burnham were shown at the recent Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting to demonstrate how the shear of Ernestina-Morrissey will be restored with the work going on at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.  Although there are no … 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

The News from Boothbay Harbor Shipyard

Work is progressing at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and many of you that have visited have sent photos.  Commissioner Fred Sterner met with the shipyard crew July 29.  The photos have been compiled in a Flickr Album.  When you click on a … Continue reading

Captain Harold Burnham

Captain Harold Burnham has been chosen as DCR’s Owner’s Representative for the work being done at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.

Progress in Boothbay

First, a great big THANK YOU! to the crew that safely brought the ship safely to Boothbay Harbor Shipyard And here’s the crew that was aboard the Ernestina-Morrissey to make sure she was safe for the transit. The ship has … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey on the Railway

The Boothbay Register published a great time-lapse of the haul-out process.  Now the repairs can begin!  Capt. Harold Burnham, DCR’s representative during this reconstruction,  will be at the shipyard later this week.  We plan to have frequent updates on the … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Safe in Boothbay

After a 24 hour trip under tow from New Bedford, Ernestina-Morrissey has arrived at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, her berth for the next few years while she undergoes reconstruction to ready her for her fifth life.  More photos will be posted … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Headed for Maine Sunday April 12

Finally, the news we have been waiting since December for!  The Ernestina-Morrissey will start her voyage from New Bedford State Pier to Boothbay Harbor approximately 8:00 am Sunday, April 12. Viewing from the pier will be limited because of the reconstruction of … Continue reading

Great Work, DCR!

Since the last post 3 weeks ago the SouthCoast has experienced storm after storm along with bitter cold. The winter cover was not installed this year because we all anticipated a break in the weather to allow the ship to be … Continue reading

Ship Safe After Blizzard

DCR staff were assigned to watch over Ernestina-Morrissey during the recent blizzard.  Today Paul and David are busy clearing snow from the deck.  The winter cover is not in place anticipating the trip to the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, but the … Continue reading

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