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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Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board (SEMAB) Meeting

SEMAB met on August 6.  Wendy Pearl (DCR) reported that the Best Value Grant has been signed by DCR Commissioner DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery which will ensure the Ernestina-Morrissey receives her USCG Certificate of Inspection. The Best Value Grant provides $850,000 … Continue reading

Meet Captain Tiffany Krihwan

SouthCoast friends of Ernestina-Morrissey will have an opportunity to meet Captain Tiffany Krihwan, Ernestina-Morrissey‘s new captain, hosted by the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and  SEMA. 6:30 -7:30 pm, Thursday, September 16, 2021 Weather permitting, we will meet outside … Continue reading

Ernestina~Morrissey Serving the Public Again!

SEMA has been getting questions about how Ernestina~Morrissey will be used when she returns. Massachusetts Maritime Academy will be operating the vessel for the citizens of Massachusetts and there WILL be public programming.  The Legislature passed and the Governor signed … Continue reading

Ernestina~Morrissey’s Crew

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Crew Ernestina-Morrissey has a diverse crew of supporters.  They represent all the parts of her amazing life and they are all looking forward to the next chapter, welcoming The Maritime Watch on deck! There are folks, whether by family … Continue reading

Welcome! Massachusetts Maritime Academy Alumni!

Massachusetts Maritime Academy will continue the renamed Ernestina-Morrissey’s educational mission. The Maritime Watch will join the other watches that represent the amazing history of this vessel that we all love! What a great introduction to the Ernestina~Morrissey was presented to the MMA Alumni  in … Continue reading

Ernestina Sailing Forward

The $50,000 Goal is in Sight!!!  More than $45,000 already raised!!! August 29 marks the 39th anniversary of the transfer of ownership of Schooner ERNESTINA from the Republic of Cape Verde to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This gift has been … Continue reading


“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

Meet Your ESF Committee

Ernestina Sailing Forward Committee Ernestina is Important Because: “Ernestina is a source of pride for everyone who knows her history. She has so much more to give in her next voyage. Sail forward with her…!”  DONATE! * “Ernestina Sailing Forward … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey – One Ship, Many Lives

When vessels make long voyages, their crew is divided into watches to share the work of a 24-hour day. Since Ernestina-Morrissey’s voyaging began in 1894 a diverse crew of people have “taken the watch” Now Ernestina-Morrissey has a diverse crew … Continue reading

Meet Tiffany Krihwan, Ernestina-Morrissey’s New Captain!

Massachusetts Maritime Academy announced this morning: MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY HIRES NEW CAPTAIN Tiffany Krihwan at the helm of the Ernestina-Morrissey BUZZARDS BAY, MA – February 22, 2021 – The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is pleased to announce Tiffany Krihwan as … Continue reading

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