Landfall Sailing Club Welcomes “E”
Saturday night Julius Britto and Stephan Platzer traveled to Hingham, MA to present Ernestina’s story to the Landfall Sailing Club, a group of sailors from along the eastern and south coasts of Massachusetts who meet monthly in Weymouth, MA.
Julius explained Ernestina’s current situation and the efforts to get Ernestina sailing again. Stephan presented the story of the ship’s repatriation in 1982. He is the author of “Bringing E Home”, an account of his experience as a crew member for the trans-Atlantic voyage from Cape Verde. Ernestina, launched in Essex, MA as Effie M. Morrissey, was returned as a gift to the United States from the Republic of Cape Verde.
It was a great evening to celebrate Ernestina. Thanks to the Landfall Sailing Club for the opportunity.