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.
The 10th Annual Working Waterfront Festival drew large crowds with two days of beautiful weather to enjoy the music and food and the New Bedford waterfront. Nearly 2,000 visitors came aboard Ernestina for a tour. We had a wonderful turnout … Continue reading
On Saturday August 31 Maritime Gloucester hosted their Maritime Heritage Day as part of the three day Gloucester Schooner Festival. The occasional downpours didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of our volunteers or the many visitors who stopped to talk. Some had their first … Continue reading
Visit us in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (33 William Street) September 12, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Explore some of the books written about Ernestina and about her life as Effie M. Morrissey. You will be amazed … Continue reading
There was “Dancing in the Streets” to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Schooner Ernestina’s return and gift from Cape Verde to the United States in 1982. The event was part of New Bedford’s AHA! nights. The Accordion and percussion trio … Continue reading
There will be “Dancing in the Streets” as we celebrate the 31st anniversary of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s return and gift from Cape Verde to the United States with a traditional Cape Verdean street dance procession through Downtown to the Cape Verdean-American … Continue reading
In the next episode of New England Boating TV, airing Monday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. on NESN, the crew visits the historic whaling and fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. READ MORE * You can view the Ernestina segment if you … Continue reading
Saturday night Julius Britto and Stephan Platzer traveled to Hingham, MA to present Ernestina’s story to the Landfall Sailing Club, a group of sailors from along the eastern and south coasts of Massachusetts who meet monthly in Weymouth, MA. Julius … Continue reading
The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is holding its Annual Volunteer Cleanup & All American Cookout on Saturday, May 18. Give Emily a call and let her know you’ll be there!
A GREAT thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to get the cover off Ernestina and THANKS to DCR crew Manny and Dave. DCR Commissioner Ed Lambert told the Ernestina volunteers that they were among 5,000 volunteers in … Continue reading
The seasonal Park Interpreter position for Ernestina has been posted. The application deadline is May 7. Visit the official DCR job posting for details.