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A Camera on the Banks exhibit – Ottawa, Canada

“Let the unique photographs of Frederick William Wallace transport you to the last days of Nova Scotia’s schooners under sail.”   Wallace sailed on Effie M. Morrissey and took photos featured in this exhibit.  If you can’t make it to … Continue reading

Essex 1947

The storyline of this film shows it’s age but it has some amazing footage of wooden ship construction methods in Essex, MA where Effie M. Morrissey was built at the James and Tarr yard and launched in 1894. The Shipbuilders … Continue reading

Scouts Voyage in 2001

This article from Scouting Magazine 2001 just surfaced thanks to the family of Scoutmaster Joe Leavens of Troop 182.  This kind of trip is one of the reasons SEMA is working to get Ernestina sailing again and serving the Commonwealth … Continue reading

Effie M. Morrissey Films Surfacing on YouTube

SEMA often gets emails from folks sharing some interesting news.  If you have anything to share please contact us! Arctic films from the Bartlett Era. These are short clips from Junius Bird with no audio. Hunting Bull Walrus 1928 Archaeological expedition Short … Continue reading

20 Years since the Perfect Storm

. The end of October brought the 20th anniversary of the Perfect Storm. Did you knowthat Ernestina headed south from New Bedford on October 25, 1991?  Scroll down to read the account of what happened. . . .

Ernestina Archives Made Accessible

There was a reception to mark the transfer of the Ernestina/Effie M. Morrissey Archives.  Several dignitaries including Chancellor Dr. Jean MacCormack, DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert, General Consul of Cape Verde Pedro Graciano Gomes de Carvalho and New Bedford Mayor … Continue reading

29 years ago today Ernestina Returned to the US

At 8:30 pm August 24, 1982 Schooner Ernestina docked at Ft. Adams in Newport, RI after a 38 day passage from Mindelo, Sao Vicente, CVI.   Photos and details on Archived website. *

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