Homeport New Bedford – Let’s Raise the Foresail!

Ernestina outbound from New Bedford, credit R. Morin

This photo was taken in the early 2000’s by Roger Morin. Ernestina is passing Palmers Island Light outbound, as she approached the Hurricane Barrier. How many times has she passed through those gates since 1982? Imagine the excitement when Ernestina~Morrissey passes through them once again with her sails raised high! Schooner Ernestina~Morrissey Association (SEMA) is reaching out to the community of Ernestina~Morrissey supporters for pledges towards the purchase of new sails and rigging.

A group, #HomeportNB, has pledged to raise the funds for the foresail joining the group “Ernestina Sailing Forward” that has pledged to raise the funds for the mainsail.

#HomeportNB invites anyone who has known Ernestina~Morrissey since 1982 to join this effort by  DONATING HERE!

Join #HomeportNB as we raise $25,000 to raise the foresail and you will be be part of the celebration in Ernestina-Morrissey’s homeport when she arrives at New Bedford State Pier!



Thank you to our Donors!

Meg Graustein helping a student learn to handle the helm.

Thank you to our very first donor, Meg Graustein for your $500 donation!