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The Rebirth of the Ernestina-Morrissey

Ernestina-Morrissey will be featured in the April 7 lecture of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 2016 Sailors’ Series “A Century of Design & Invention”. Chester Brigham, author of  ”Phoenix of the Seas” will recount the journeys and travails of the Ernestina-Morrissey, … Continue reading

What’s Old is New Again

The lead ballast removed from Ernestina-Morrissey last summer has returned to Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. As the lead was removed it was stacked on pallets. At least parts of the keel were replaced during the reconstruction in Cape Verde. The plans … Continue reading

New Year in Boothbay

As the New Year begins, the dismantling of Ernestina-Morrissey continues but in the sheds the new construction begins! Here is a photo from November to compare. The “ceiling” is the planking that covers the frames on the inside of the … Continue reading

DOCK-U-MENTARIES presents Captains Courageous

Join us Friday, January 15 for the screening of this award winning movie! Jan 15 2016 | 07:00 pm New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors’ Center Corson Maritime Learning Center 33 William St. New Bedford, MA Don’t miss this … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Stern

Fred visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in mid-November, 2015.  These photographs were taken then. You can read about the efforts to repatriate the Ernestina-Morrissey from 1972-1982 by clicking the dates on the left of the timeline. By mid-December, 2015, the cover … Continue reading

Lofting

“Lofting is a drafting technique (sometimes using mathematical tables) whereby curved lines are generated, to be used in plans for streamlined objects such as aircraft and boats.” Boothbay Harbor Shipyard is lofting the Ernestina-Morrissey to bring her closer to her original faired … Continue reading

Frames and Fastenings

It is surprising, even startling,  the first time you see the ship with the whole aft deck off.  But then you remember this is what has to happen for the ship to return to sailing again. You notice the mass … Continue reading

Heavy Lifting

Ernestina-Morrissey’s bow, fore-deck and stem were renewed during the 2008-2009 work funded by a grant from the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures Program matched by Massachusetts DCR and private donors.  That work must be supported during this project’s keel … Continue reading

David Short Onboard

David Short has been hired by Boothbay Harbor Shipyard as Project Manager for the Ernestina-Morrissey hull reconstruction.  David comes with wide experience working with historic wooden ships such as Lettie G. Howard and Roseway.  Schooner Ernestina Commissioner Fred Sterner met … Continue reading

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

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