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Progress in the Shipyard – October 30, 2020

In the attached series of photos you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor.  Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – October 22, 2020

In the attached series of photos you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor.  Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. … Continue reading

A New Captain for Ernestina-Morrissey

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has posted the listing for Captain of the USCG inspected Schooner Ernestina Morrissey. The person selected will join a group of great men and women, just a few represented below. Follow THIS LINK for more information about … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – October 6, 2020

Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor provided us a deeper look into the day-to-day efforts being made in Boothbay Harbor onboard the Ernestina Morrissey.  Their team is working hard each day to make this ship the new standard-bearer for quality … Continue reading

2019 Annual Report

The cover of the 2019 Annual Report shows what we are working for, a sailing Ernestina-Morrissey in 2021. For 2019 Annual Report click HERE and scroll down * Through our new partnership with MMA, SEMA continues our mission and we … Continue reading

Governor Baker signs An Act to preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey

On July 8th Governor Baker signed a bill creating a new chapter in the 1894 Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s life and story. The bill transfers her stewardship from the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA). The … Continue reading

38th Anniversary – Ernestina Arrives in New Bedford

The Repatriation Voyage of Ernestina ended in Newport, RI on August 24th where the vessel and crew could clear US Customs.  But Newport was not her final destination!  After dark on August 28 Ernestina entered her new homeport, New Bedford, … Continue reading

Remembering Chet Brigham

Five years ago Chet Brigham published Phoenix of the Seas, a new up-to-date history of Ernestina-Morrissey. The book was very important as SEMA began the fundraising campaign to fund some of the work on Phase I. We have learned that at … Continue reading

An Open Moment

As we approach the celebration of our Nation’s beginnings 244 years ago, we must consider where we are now. The statement below shared by Laura Pires-Hester, past Chairwoman of the Ernestina Commission and Julius Britto, President of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association … Continue reading

Buy a Mask, Support Ernestina-Morrissey

Polly Zajac, SEMA Director and an educator on the sailing Ernestina has been running a fundraiser for Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.  She has been making facial masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Some have links to Ernestina, some have a … Continue reading

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