Jennifer T. Nersesian has been selected as the next superintendent to lead Gateway National Recreation Area. This facility is one of the top 10 most visited National Parks. Jen will be the only woman superintendent assigned to those 10 parks. We … Continue reading
The 10th Annual Working Waterfront Festival drew large crowds with two days of beautiful weather to enjoy the music and food and the New Bedford waterfront. Nearly 2,000 visitors came aboard Ernestina for a tour. We had a wonderful turnout … Continue reading
Jack Murray was recently appointed as DCR Commissioner to replace Ed Lambert who has taken a position with University of Massachusetts – Boston. We thank Ed for his work to assure a good future for Ernestina and wish him … Continue reading
There was “Dancing in the Streets” to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Schooner Ernestina’s return and gift from Cape Verde to the United States in 1982. The event was part of New Bedford’s AHA! nights. The Accordion and percussion trio … Continue reading
Peggy was an incredible person with a magnetic personality. She was the ultimate survivor, which made her passing from lung cancer on November 2000, about a week after her birthday, so hard to take in…(Sister Kathie Talbot, July 2013) …everyone … Continue reading
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There will be “Dancing in the Streets” as we celebrate the 31st anniversary of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s return and gift from Cape Verde to the United States with a traditional Cape Verdean street dance procession through Downtown to the Cape Verdean-American … Continue reading
Members of the Ernestina Commission and SEMA met with students to receive the results of the latest survey. The Schooner Ernestina Commission and the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. commissioned the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth Charlton College of Business Center for Marketing … Continue reading
The seasonal Park Interpreter position for Ernestina has been posted. The application deadline is May 7. Visit the official DCR job posting for details.
DCR carpenter Manny Silva and additional DCR winter staff David and Paul have accomplished a lot since the Commission visit in January.
The records of the Schooner Ernestina Commission have recently been preserved in the archives of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). DCR Archivist Sean Fisher shared with us a copy of the Deed of Gift which you can … Continue reading