More Samples from Ernestina-Morrissey’s Waters!

Samples have come in from across Ernestina-Morrissey‘s history! From Essex, MA to Digby, NS, from Newfoundland to British Columbia and Greenland, from Mindelo, Cape Verde and of course from #HomeportNewBedford and her other berth at Massachusetts Maritime Academy!  The most recent are posted at the top as you scroll down. ~~~  This list was started on June 8. The original listing which started with water collected January 18 was just too long!  You can visit that list HERE.

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Onset & Menemsha

1940 Frederick C. N. Littleton “Bartlett Boy” at the wheel of the Schooner Effie M. Morrissey.

Fred Littleton and Julius Britto met while working on the repatriation of Ernestina in the late 1970′s and after 1982 with the Massachusetts Schooner Ernestina Commission.  It was wonderful to receive these two samples from these Massachusetts waters.  Julius collected from the beach at Onset Pier to recognize the hard work of the Wareham chapter of the Friends of Ernestina .

Julius Britto amd Grandson Elliot collecting water at Onset Pier.

1982-The crowd waits for Ernestina to come alongside at Onset Town Pier enroute to Gloucester to be laid up for the winter and await work.

Onset children visiting at sunset.

Shelley Edmundson and Peter  Lambos from Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust collected from Menemsha Harbor in honor of  Fred Littleton.

Fred Littleton at the helm, Bartlett Boys Reunion sail, Fred also served on EMHA and the Commission and volunteered for educational programming.

Peter Lambos collects water from Menemsha Harbor where Fred Littleton was Harbor Master

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Fan Pier and Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA

Annie McDowell, longtime Ernestina office manager and accountant, sent water from two locations frequently visited by Ernestina during the Education Years.  She wrote “Great location, a spot in Boston to have fundraising events, listen to music and even watch a movie projected on the sails of Ernestina at the dock. Many members, students & other groups joined the ship at the Fan Pier or Rowes Wharf locations to continue on to other ports or just have a sail in Boston Harbor.”

SailBoston2000 Tall Ships event rafted with Gleam, Mya (Sen. Ted Kennedy's schooner) , Ernestina, STS Lord Nelson at Fan Pier

She also wrote that “This location is where Bob Hildreth boarded the ship for an education sail and was hooked ever since!”

Bob Hildreth in 2009 at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Maine during the bow work done then. He has been a tremendous advocate for and supporter of the Ernestina-Morrissey since he first sailed on her from Fan Pier.

Rowes Wharf is just across the beginning of Fort Point Channel from Fan Pier on Boston. Harbor. There was a reception there in 2009 when Ernestina returned from Maine.

2009 Reception at Rowes Wharf on the return of Ernestina to Massachusetts.

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Along with Captain Krihwan there is now a crew of 5 working on Ernestina-Morrissey at the shipyard and they collected water for us.  Ernestina spent time on this railway in 2008-09 having work done on her bow and forward deck beams.

The crew: Jason, Susannah, Jae, Walker, Tiffany, and Phil

Collecting from the platform of the railway. You can see the rails that Ernestina-Morrissey will soon be rolling down as she is launched with all the waters we are collecting!

Jason, Walker and Jae

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Ricketson’s Point, South Dartmouth MA

Another sample from Annie McDowell with help from her grandson Anderson DeBrito. “Great spot for a last-night anchorage when Ernestina was sailing with a group that had to disembark early the next morning in New Bedford. We have enjoyed seeing Ernestina anchored off the beach and hope to continue to see her sailing in Buzzards Bay with the  next generation of sailors.”

Annie with her daughter Anna, with Ernestina at anchor in the fog. 1998 Ricketson's Point South Dartmouth, MA

2022 Anna and Anderson after successful collection.

Annie McDowell & Anderson DeBrito 2022 Ricketson's Point South Dartmouth, MA

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~~~  This list was started on June 8.  ~~~  The original listing which started with water collected January 18 was just too long!  ~~~  You can visit that list HERE. ~~~

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