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SCHOONER ERNESTINA COMMISSION HAILS ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY’S NEXT STEP

SCHOONER ERNESTINA COMMISSION Department of Conservation a­nd Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts Saturday, November 22, 2014 From: Laura Pires-Hester, Chairperson The Schooner Ernestina Commission is pleased that the Restoration Contract between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the … Continue reading

The Ship of So Many Memories

Recently, Ernestina-Morrissey was visited by the family of Dr. Lamar Soutter who served on the crew of the 1935 voyage.  Dr. Soutter later went on to become founding dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School He also pioneered revolutionary filtration and … Continue reading

Welcome Commissioner Do Canto

Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Licy Do Canto to the Schooner Ernestina Commission. Mr. Do Canto has a personal connection to the ship. His paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother traveled to the US on the Ernestina, and he is “… … Continue reading

The Ship Needs a New Nameplate!

Gloucester Schooner Festival

Labor Day Weekend brings the Gloucester Schooner Festival, a celebration of the schooner heritage.  Of course Effie M. Morrissey, now Ernestina-Morrissey is one of the 6 remaining Essex schooners and the only Grand Banker left.  There are always visitors to … Continue reading

Always Work to Do on a Ship

Open Ship Enjoyed by All

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

C.W. Morgan Visit Showcase for Ernestina Too

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

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

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