Membership and Outreach Committee

Purpose: to develop and maintain SEMA membership and support for Ernestina, by maintaining www.ernestina.org, publishing Updates (newsletter) and conducting other outreach, including public relations and marketing activities.

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Recycle + History = Art

This summer artists from the SouthCoast visited New Bedford State Pier to glean surplus material from the Ernestina-Morrissey storage area.   Chuck Smiler and Gallery X‘s Chuck Hauck organized this opportunity for artists to “re-purpose” the material they gleaned with the … Continue reading

Save the Date

There are a few events to share in September and if you can volunteer some time in Gloucester on September 3 or New Bedford on September 24 please CONTACT US. Gloucester Schooner Festival and Maritime Heritage Day The 32nd annual … Continue reading

Busy Summer

Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days The summer had a great kick-off for Ernestina-Morrissey with an invitation to Boothbay Harbor’s Windjammer Days.  The vessel was celebrated along with the schooners of the Maine Windjammer Fleet.  With the center of the action at … Continue reading

The Rebirth of the Ernestina-Morrissey

Ernestina-Morrissey will be featured in the April 7 lecture of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 2016 Sailors’ Series “A Century of Design & Invention”. Chester Brigham, author of  ”Phoenix of the Seas” will recount the journeys and travails of the Ernestina-Morrissey, … Continue reading

DOCK-U-MENTARIES presents Captains Courageous

Join us Friday, January 15 for the screening of this award winning movie! Jan 15 2016 | 07:00 pm New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors’ Center Corson Maritime Learning Center 33 William St. New Bedford, MA Don’t miss this … Continue reading

World War II Service

Did you know Ernestina-Morrissey served in World War II?  The ship was sent on secret missions to the Arctic waters known so well by Captain Bartlett to identify sites for and to assist in the construction of and service to … Continue reading

SEMA Awarded Medal by Cabo Verde Prime Minister

The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA) was among forty organizations and individuals recently awarded a Distinctive Services Medal or Merit Medal  by the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves. The presentation of medals was made at a “Gala … 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

What’s Up with Ernestina?

Come And Find Out!!! Saturday, August 22, 2015 3-6pm CAPE VERDEAN CULTURAL CENTER (CVANB) 1157 Acushnet Avenue New Bedford, MA Opportunities to Ask and to Share! 1982 Historical Panels! Videos and Photos! Fellowship and Fun! Music and Refreshments! And More……!!!!!! … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey and Cape Verdean Recognition Week

Ernestina-Morrissey was well represented during Cape Verdean Recognition Week Festivities. On June 30 the New Bedford Whaling Museum hosted a special event as SEMA President Julius Britto described his experiences being present at the formal transition to independence for Cape … Continue reading

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