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Timely and up-to-date news about Schooner Ernestina and S.E.M.A.

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AHA! Thursday, August 14

We’ll be at Customs House Square with fish printing for the kids and sharing THE NEWS.

Ernestina Will Sail Again!

The news we have been waiting for has finally been released.   Thank you to all the friends of Ernestina who donated money to SEMA and gave their time to showcase the ship.  Your perseverance delivered the message loud and clear … Continue reading

Representing Ernestina in Wareham

Whaler’s Walk for Ernestina

Julius Britto, second from right, walked with family members from Rochester to the sea to raise money for Schooner Ernestina. From left, the others are Ben Varella’s great-grandson Ali Cabral; great-granddaughter, Dr. Vanessa Britto-Henderson; great-grandson, storyteller Len Cabral; and Dr. … Continue reading

Busy Weekend – the Morgan’s Here!

Priscilla Geigis, Director of the Division of State Parks and Recreation stopped by after the Opening Ceremony. On Sunday the ship’s dory participated in the Boat Parade to celebrate the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival.  For a few days Ernestina will … Continue reading

42nd Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade

Schooner Ernestina Commissioners Laura Pires-Hester and Gene Monteiro invite you to march with the Schooner Ernestina representatives.  CONTACT us for details.

Helping Ernestina During the Morgan Homecoming

The Charles W. Morgan is coming to town and thousands are expected to visit New Bedford State Pier.  This is a great opportunity to share Ernestina-Morrissey, Massachusetts’ Official Vessel, with all those visitors.  DCR personnel and SEMA volunteers will staff … Continue reading

Row for Ernestina

Ernestina needs two good hands.  Are  you a rower?  Will you join the dory crew? Ernestina’s dory will have a place of honor in the Boat Parade on Sunday June 29th during the celebration of the Charles W. Morgan’s Homecoming. … Continue reading

The Cutest T-shirts!

Here they are, by popular demand, kid’s sized t-shirts: How can you order these shirts?  Send us an order and we’ll mail them to you.  There are toddler and youth sizes. If you want to make a donation by check … Continue reading

Busy Spring for Ernestina

Paul Alexio, DCR Supervisor, and volunteers have been busy since the winter cover came off.  And the planning for Ernestina-Morrissey’s future continues. Harold is consulting for DCR on the plans for Ernestina. Ernestina has a new Charlie Noble thanks to a … Continue reading

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