Historical Resources

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The Flags of Ernestina-Morrissey

We celebrated Ernestina-Morrissey‘s 124th birthday in February at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.  “One Ship – Many Lives!” Why so many flags?  The United States has added six states since Ernestina-Morrissey was launched. Launched in 1894, Effie M. Morrissey … Continue reading

Honoring the Past, Supporting the Future

The celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the return of Ernestina-Morrissey to Massachusetts (TICKETS HERE) will include recognition of five individuals who were part of the early efforts of repatriation and who continued to support the ship through the years. … Continue reading

Archived Resources

From the archive website.  Not sure all the links work.

Archives & Special Collections at Claire T. Carney Library

The Archives & Special Collections at Claire T. Carney Library has been digitizing the Ernestina-Morrissey archival material.  There are many photographs and other items.

World War II Service

Did you know Ernestina-Morrissey served in World War II?  The ship was sent on secret missions to the Arctic waters known so well by Captain Bartlett to identify sites for and to assist in the construction of and service to … Continue reading

Women of the Polar Archives The Films and Stories of Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Boyd

Women of the Polar Archives from the United States National Archives. The Films and Stories of Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Boyd These women both sailed on Effie M. Morrissey with Captain Bartlett,  1931 for Mrs. Stafford and in 1941 … Continue reading

Photos from Newfoundland

Maritime History Archive, Memorial University  St Johns Newfoundland Visit to Brigus.

News Reel Footage from 1932 Peary Monument Expedition

When Marie Peary Stafford, daughter of famed explorer Robert E. Peary, journeyed to the Arctic in 1932, it was to oversee the building of a monument in honor of her father at Cape York in northwest Greenland. The National Archives … Continue reading

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center has many Bartlett era artifacts.

Deed of Gift of Ernestina from the Republic of Cape Verde to the People of the US

The records of the Schooner Ernestina Commission have recently been preserved in the archives of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  DCR Archivist Sean Fisher shared with us a copy of the Deed of Gift which you can … Continue reading

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