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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

News from Boothbay Harbor

These half models, crafted by Capt. Harold Burnham were shown at the recent Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting to demonstrate how the shear of Ernestina-Morrissey will be restored with the work going on at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.  Although there are no … Continue reading

SEMA Awarded Medal by Cabo Verde Prime Minister

The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA) was among forty organizations and individuals recently awarded a Distinctive Services Medal or Merit Medal  by the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves. The presentation of medals was made at a “Gala … Continue reading

Friendraising and Fundraising for Ernestina-Morrissey

Next week’s Working Waterfront Festival will cap a summer of events presenting Ernestina-Morrissey to old friends and new. Although our favorite ship, Ernestina-Morrissey will not be in her usual berth for the Working Waterfront Festival it is important that we reach … Continue reading

What’s Up with Ernestina?

Come And Find Out!!! Saturday, August 22, 2015 3-6pm CAPE VERDEAN CULTURAL CENTER (CVANB) 1157 Acushnet Avenue New Bedford, MA Opportunities to Ask and to Share! 1982 Historical Panels! Videos and Photos! Fellowship and Fun! Music and Refreshments! And More……!!!!!! … Continue reading

The News from Boothbay Harbor Shipyard

Work is progressing at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and many of you that have visited have sent photos.  Commissioner Fred Sterner met with the shipyard crew July 29.  The photos have been compiled in a Flickr Album.  When you click on a … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey and Cape Verdean Recognition Week

Ernestina-Morrissey was well represented during Cape Verdean Recognition Week Festivities. On June 30 the New Bedford Whaling Museum hosted a special event as SEMA President Julius Britto described his experiences being present at the formal transition to independence for Cape … Continue reading

Cabo Verde — 40 Years after Independence

Where were you on July 5th, 1975? Julius Britto was in Praia, Cape Verde.  Julius will take you to there to re-live the excitement of the first Independence Celebration of Cape Verde.  You will be fascinated as he recounts his life-changing experiences … Continue reading

A New History of Ernestina-Morrissey

On Saturday, June 13, Chester Brigham introduced his new book to an enthusiastic audience at Cape Ann Museum.  Phoenix of the Seas :Ernestina-Morrissey State Ship of Massachusetts” is available at the gift shop at the Museum and at the New … Continue reading

Here’s Where Ernestina-Morrissey Has Been

On a lovely summer evening the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus took the audience at the Seamen’s Bethel for a voyage by song, visiting the far reaches of the world’s oceans.  AHA!’s Latitude and Longitude theme was a celebration … Continue reading

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