Membership and Outreach Committee

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

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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

Cabo Verde — 40 Years after Independence

Where were you on July 5th, 1975? Julius Britto was in Praia, Cape Verde.  Julius will take you to there to re-live the excitement of the first Independence Celebration of Cape Verde.  You will be fascinated as he recounts his life-changing experiences … Continue reading

A New History of Ernestina-Morrissey

On Saturday, June 13, Chester Brigham introduced his new book to an enthusiastic audience at Cape Ann Museum.  Phoenix of the Seas :Ernestina-Morrissey State Ship of Massachusetts” is available at the gift shop at the Museum and at the New … Continue reading

Here’s Where Ernestina-Morrissey Has Been

On a lovely summer evening the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus took the audience at the Seamen’s Bethel for a voyage by song, visiting the far reaches of the world’s oceans.  AHA!’s Latitude and Longitude theme was a celebration … Continue reading

Book launch at Cape Ann Museum

Phoenix of the Seas, by Chester Brigham The three-ocean, three-centuries saga of the Gloucester schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, State Ship of Massachusetts Please join us at the Cape Ann Museum, Saturday June 13 at 3:00 with a presentation by the author The … Continue reading

Where in the World has Ernestina-Morrissey been?

The Seamen’s Bethel and the Schooner Ernestina Commission present Latitudes and Longitudes of Ernestina-Morrissey.  Plotting then Singing! June 11  AHA!  Seamen’s Bethel, New Bedford, MA 6 PM –For kids and kids at heart:  Where in the World has Ernestina-Morrissey been? Where is she … Continue reading

Just 7% Left to Raise for Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration Project!

We will see Ernestina-Morrissey sail again. I say that today not as a hope or a wish, but as a certainty.  Thanks to your generous support, her next voyage will be as a fully restored ship, sailing from Boothbay to Buzzards … Continue reading

The Ship of So Many Memories

Recently, Ernestina-Morrissey was visited by the family of Dr. Lamar Soutter who served on the crew of the 1935 voyage.  Dr. Soutter later went on to become founding dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School He also pioneered revolutionary filtration and … Continue reading

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