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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
At a recent Commission meeting three recently sworn in members were introduced to the attendees. Dagny Ashley is the designee of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. Dagny is the Director of Tourism & Marketing, Destination New Bedford, for … Continue reading
There are a few events to share in September and if you can volunteer some time in Gloucester on September 3 or New Bedford on September 24 please CONTACT US. Gloucester Schooner Festival and Maritime Heritage Day The 32nd annual … Continue reading
Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days The summer had a great kick-off for Ernestina-Morrissey with an invitation to Boothbay Harbor’s Windjammer Days. The vessel was celebrated along with the schooners of the Maine Windjammer Fleet. With the center of the action at … Continue reading
The ship is starting to look like herself again. It’s like watching a house frame going up. It seems like you will be able to move in in a month, and then all the rest of the building begins. It … Continue reading