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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NBWNHP Hosts Captain Krihwan

The New Bedford Whaling National Park recently hosted an opportunity for SouthCoast community members to meet Ernestina-Morrissey’s new captain, Tiffany Krihwan. Although we were inside due to the weather, a great group gathered to welcome Captain Krihwan to New Bedford. … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Return to Massachusetts

The next meeting of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board (SEMAB) will be held on Friday, October 29 at 9 am. Please note this discussion item on the agenda!  “Shipyard departure route discussion”:  a discussion about the port/ports Ernestina-Morrissey may visit on the voyage to her homeport, … Continue reading

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 $48,807 already raised!!! September 30 was your last chance to donate to Ernestina Sailing Forward with the  GoFundMe portal . We will gladly accept your check or online donation to complete our … Continue reading

ALL HANDS TO THE HALYARDS

“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…!” A message from Julius Britto: … Continue reading

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