Ernestina-Morrissey Headed for Maine Sunday April 12

Finally, the news we have been waiting since December for!  The Ernestina-Morrissey will start her voyage from New Bedford State Pier to Boothbay Harbor approximately 8:00 am Sunday, April 12.

Viewing from the pier will be limited because of the reconstruction of Coast Guard Park. Other viewing areas include East Rodney French Blvd, the Hurricane Barrier, Fort Phoenix and Fort Taber.  And along the bike path at the Cape Cod Canal.

You can follow the voyage by checking on Tug Jaguar ‘s position on-line Marine

Under tow by Jaguar to Fairhaven Shipyard in 2008


The ship will be passing Massachusetts Maritime Academy about 10:30 am as she begins the passage through the Cape Cod Canal.  The current will be running fast around noon and she will transit to the east end (Scusset Beach) quickly.  I will be posting on SEMA’s Facebook page and Twitter feed @ErnstinaMorrisy if you want to check for more specific times tomorrow or you can check Tug Jaguar’s position. Then it will be across the Gulf of Maine to Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.

The trip should take about 30 hours so Ernestina-Morrissey should arrive at the shipyard about mid-day Monday April 13.