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Get your tickets today! Please join us on June 9 as we begin a summer of celebrating the return of Ernestina, now Ernestina-Morrissey, to Massachusetts where she started her historic journey in 1894. Thirty five years ago the newly independent Republic of … Continue reading
The latest report from the shipyard is that the framing of Ernestina-Morrissey is complete! For more photos and reports on the progress check the January Commission Report. Harold Burnham, DCR Owners Representative for the Ernestina-Morrissey project, presented at a panel … Continue reading
Matching the Manton Foundation $375,000 challenge grant will be instrumental in SEMA’s reaching the $1,000,000 goal for Phase I The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. (SEMA) announced the receipt of a $375,000 1:1 challenge grant from The Manton Foundation. The … Continue reading
Happy New Year Ernestina-Morrissey! We look forward to exciting progress in 2017. Phil Smith, a longtime friend of the ship visited the Shipyard last month. He shared some great photos. About a week later photos from Harold show the bulkhead … Continue reading
2016 has been an exciting year for Ernestina-Morrissey and you can be a part of it! The title of Chester Brigham’s excellent “biography” of the schooner, Phoenix of the Sea, speaks to the multiple times she has emerged from what … Continue reading
In September the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard requested an amendment to Ernestina-Morrissey’s rehabilitation contract. Project Director David Short recommended additional frame and plank replacement in the bow. The Commission and DCR approved the change and the work has started.
Philanthropists Gerry Lenfest and Bob Hildreth viewed the progress on Ernestina-Morrissey’s rehabilitation in August. Together they have provided $2.8 million toward this project and we thank them for their continued interest in the future of the ship. Join them, DONATE … Continue reading
This summer artists from the SouthCoast visited New Bedford State Pier to glean surplus material from the Ernestina-Morrissey storage area. Chuck Smiler and Gallery X‘s Chuck Hauck organized this opportunity for artists to “re-purpose” the material they gleaned with the … Continue reading