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 on the ship.  The weather was wonderful except for a short visit by Hurricane Arthur which cancelled July 4 events.   From the first weekend until the closing fireworks it was a great event!  Thank you to everyone who made it possible to tell Ernestina Morrissey‘s many stories to new friends from all over!

Every day celebrates this wonderful gift from Cabo Verde

Proud to be representing Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Massachusetts DCR and City of New Bedford Homecoming!

Chuck explaining photos to Humberto Lima and Ligia Barbosa Timas

Humberto Lima, president of Cabo Verde's Office of Cultural Heritage and his assistant Ligia Barbosa Timas

President Lima was in town with other officials from Cabo Verde’s Ministry of Culture and the New Bedford Whaling Museum to  cement a partnership that aims to enrich education and cooperation between the two.

Mystic Seaport's whaleboats were offering rowing tours during the Homecoming providing a waterside view of the Morgan and demonstrating rowing skills "threading the needle between Ernestina and the fishing boats.

Commissioner Fred Sterner took advantage of a chance to row and get a better view of the Mystic Seaport's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard's amazing work.

Lady Maryland ducked into the safety of New Bedford's Hurricane Barrier and tied up next to Ernestina to weather the Hurricane Arthur.

Mary Silva's husband was an engineer on Ernestina. His granddaughter rings the bell.

Mayor Mitchell's Reception and farewell fireworks