Ernestina”s Role in Cape Verdean Culture

The New Bedford Historical Society sponsored an exploration of Cape Verdean culture at the National Park recently.  SEMA President Julius Britto and Director Derek Stevens participated.  Derek is Henrique Mendes’ great-grandson.  Julius spoke passionately about the importance od the great sailing Cape Verdean packet ships, well described in this Standard Times article. Click on Len Cabral’s photo to scroll through the rest of the photos.