Forum Proceedings

Two break-out sessions were held to discuss potential future uses of the historic Schooner Ernestina and to describe how their ideas for the future of the Ernestina can be organized into a plan to sustain the ship’s restoration and operation.

Thank you to Forum Supporters

The Island Foundation     The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park                     The New Bedford Whaling Museum The Coalition for Buzzards Bay   The Schooner Ernestina Commission The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation  

Forum Proceedings Compiled

Executive Summary Nearly 200 people from Ernestina’s diverse constituencies convened on Saturday, October 30, 2010 to discuss the future of the Schooner Ernestina. The overall sentiment was that Ernestina needs to be restored and sailing. Numerous people from as far … Continue reading


Program: Ernestina Forum October 30, 2010  8:00 – 8:45           STATE PIER – Ernestina Tours (optional) 9:00 – 9:30           WHALING MUSEUM – MAIN LOBBY                   Registration and refreshments 9:30 – 10:00         THEATER Welcome from Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA) – Mary Anne … Continue reading

Forum Welcome

Plenary session