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Patrick Administration Announces Funding for Rehabilitation of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey

NEW BEDFORD—December 18, 2014— The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today announced funding to restore the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts official sailing vessel. The SchoonerErnestina-Morrissey is currently berthed in New Bedford at the State Pier. The … Continue reading

Commissioner Pastore Honored

Schooner Ernestina Commissioner Karl Pastore represents DCR on the Commission.  Recently he was awarded “DCR Friend of the Year” award. SEMA, a member of The Massachusetts  Forest and Park Friends Network, nominated Karl.    Our nomination best describes why we … Continue reading

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

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

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

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.

Meghan Kish Named Superintendent of NBWNHP

Philadelphia, PA – Meghan Kish has been selected as the next superintendent to lead New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and Roger Williams National Memorial. Kish replaces Jennifer Nersesian, who is now superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area. Kish most … Continue reading

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