Forum Background information

Information about the ship’s history and current status was provided to participants

Historic Curatorship Program

Through DCR’s Historic Curatorship Program, outside parties rehabilitate, reuse and maintain some of the Commonwealth’s most significant historic properties in return for credit toward a long-term lease, returning unused properties to active use.  A model for municipalities nationwide, this innovative … Continue reading

A Message from Gregg Swanzey

Participants: The case for Ernestina ex-Effie M. Morrissey standing as the most venerable and significant ship afloat today, barring none, is easily made. No need to say more. However, any vision and strategic plan will be undermined beyond repair without … Continue reading


ERNESTINA FUNDING AND EXPENDITURES     Chuck Smiler compiled this information.Thank you, Chuck!Charts of this information are available for download.  [download id="8"] [download id="9"] [download id="10"]     SIX YEARS OF OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING – FY1999 – 2004 FUNDING Source Yearly … Continue reading

Forum Flyer

Forum Press Release

Ernestina Forum to Discuss Uncertain Future of Storied Ship Congressman Barney Frank to Give Legislative Update New Bedford, MA – On Saturday, October 30, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA) will hold a forum at … Continue reading

History and Network

A capsule history of Ernestina and a description of the Ernestina Network were provided to the participants.

Past Program Usage

The educational mission of the Schooner Ernestina has been to establish educational, cultural and experiential programs in a context that celebrates human diversity, creativity, value and dignity. Ernestina provided programs to over 20,000 annually when sailing (until 2005). Programs included … Continue reading