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DCR’s Seasonal Interpreter Leah Burns and Supervisor Paul Alexio hosted several Open Ships this summer along with SEMA volunteers. Childrens’ programs like “Something Fishy” a joint program of the New Bedford Whaling National Park and the Working Waterfront Festival visited … Continue reading
The New Bedford Homecoming of the Charles W. Morgan was the event of the summer for the city and for Ernestina Morrissey. With the help of many wonderful volunteers, DCR staff and the Schooner Ernestina Commission hosted over 1600 people … Continue reading
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
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
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
Schooner Ernestina Commissioners Laura Pires-Hester and Gene Monteiro invite you to march with the Schooner Ernestina representatives. CONTACT us for details.
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
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