Historical Resources

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42 Years Ago: Bajanga Remembered

We are nearing the 37th anniversary of Ernestina-Morrissey’s return to Massachusetts as a gift to the people of the United States from the Republic of Cabo Verde.  John Braman recently sent us this story about some of the efforts to make that return possible.  … Continue reading

Adapting for New Work

Ernestina-Morrissey has always been working vessel. As she became “old tech” for one use she was adapted to serve another captain and function. Ernestina-Morrissey is a State and a National Historic Landmark and any rehabilitation and change must be supervised by … Continue reading

Why Ernestina-Morrissey Is Important

We received this note with a membership request for the Whiskey Plank Club.  How many have had experiences like this while the ship sailed?  Everyone has a story, and I can’t wait until there are more sailing stories to be … Continue reading

Sails Over Ice and Seas

Rick Lopes has been collecting images and interviews of Ernestina-Morrissey‘s history for over thirty years. His plan to produce a documentary called “Sails Over Ice and Seas: The Life and Times of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey” is falling into place with “the generous … Continue reading

The Flags of Ernestina-Morrissey

Epilogue It’s been almost five years since we celebrated Ernestina-Morrissey‘s many flags.  (below) Her return to her homeport, New Bedford, brought questions about the flags flying on her masts.  Most will recognize the new Cabo Verde flag and the Massachusetts … 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

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