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The Ship Needs a New Nameplate!

Gloucester Schooner Festival

Labor Day Weekend brings the Gloucester Schooner Festival, a celebration of the schooner heritage.  Of course Effie M. Morrissey, now Ernestina-Morrissey is one of the 6 remaining Essex schooners and the only Grand Banker left.  There are always visitors to … Continue reading

Always Work to Do on a Ship

Open Ship Enjoyed by All

DCR’s Seasonal Interpreter Leah Burns and Supervisor Paul Alexio hosted several Open Ships this summer along with SEMA volunteers.  Childrens’ programs like “Something Fishy” a joint program of the New Bedford Whaling National Park and the Working Waterfront Festival visited … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Ernestina Will Sail Again!

The news we have been waiting for has finally been released.   Thank you to all the friends of Ernestina who donated money to SEMA and gave their time to showcase the ship.  Your perseverance delivered the message loud and clear … Continue reading

Representing Ernestina in Wareham

Whaler’s Walk for Ernestina

Julius Britto, second from right, walked with family members from Rochester to the sea to raise money for Schooner Ernestina. From left, the others are Ben Varella’s great-grandson Ali Cabral; great-granddaughter, Dr. Vanessa Britto-Henderson; great-grandson, storyteller Len Cabral; and Dr. … Continue reading

Busy Weekend – the Morgan’s Here!

Priscilla Geigis, Director of the Division of State Parks and Recreation stopped by after the Opening Ceremony. On Sunday the ship’s dory participated in the Boat Parade to celebrate the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival.  For a few days Ernestina will … Continue reading

42nd Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade

Schooner Ernestina Commissioners Laura Pires-Hester and Gene Monteiro invite you to march with the Schooner Ernestina representatives.  CONTACT us for details.

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