Timely and up-to-date news about Schooner Ernestina and S.E.M.A.
Ernestina-Morrissey’s fore deck was renewed in 2008-’09. The aft deck is a step up from the fore deck as the curve of the schooner’s sheer continues to the transom. A beam forms the step at the break in the deck.
Licy DoCanto‘s time as a member and chairperson of the Schooner Ernestina Commission has been marked with immense positive changes for Ernestina-Morrissey. We are sorry to receive news that he is leaving the Commission. In a letter emailed to the … Continue reading
In 1894 Effie M. Morrissey was fastened with trunnels and iron. Iron and wood served again when Ernestina was prepared for her return to Massachusetts in 1982. The current rehabilitation of Ernestina-Morrissey is using the traditional locust trunnels and corrosion … Continue reading
I was struck, on a recent trip to the shipyard, by the juxtaposition of “the old way” and the modern tools both in use by the shipwrights working on Ernestina-Morrissey. One example is the techniques used for holding the planks … Continue reading
Three weeks age we posted photos from Bristol Marine showing the first plank of the starboard garboard strake going in. Here’s the final plank: David Short shares his thoughts about the Ernestina-Morrissey project in this teaser from Rick Lopes’ Documentary … Continue reading
We celebrated Ernestina-Morrissey‘s 124th birthday in February at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. “One Ship – Many Lives!” Why so many flags? The United States has added six states since Ernestina-Morrissey was launched. Launched in 1894, Effie M. Morrissey … Continue reading
The first new plank is in place on Ernestina-Morrissey’s frame. The planks closest to the keel make up the garboard strake. When the the keel was put in place the top was beveled, as you can see below, to receive … Continue reading
There is more than the work on Ernestina-Morrissey that is new in Boothbay Harbor as 2018 begins. Andy Tyska, president of Rhode Island-based Bristol Marine, has announced the acquisition of Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, now called “The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor”. … Continue reading
Thank you Peter Pereira for your great photos! See the SouthCoastTODAY article .Copyright 2017, Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times. All rights reserved. Used with Permission. March 2017: The crew works to construct the laminated keelson. The double sawn timber frames are fastened with wooden … Continue reading
SEMA is pleased to announce that Robin Shields has joined their staff as a fundraising consultant. Robin joins the crew following a successful stint as the Executive Director of the Sippican Lands Trust in Marion, MA. She brings with her … Continue reading