Norcross Winter Lecture
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm Schooner Ernestina Commissioner, and former Mate, Fred Sterner and Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association Secretary Mary Anne McQuillan and will share the amazing history of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey with Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary’s members and guests.
Why will they travel to Wales, MA in the middle of Massachusetts, far from the coast? Because the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary was founded by Arthur D. Norcross and he sponsored and sailed with Captain Bob Bartlett in 1931, 1932 and 1933.
If you would like to attend please contact the Sanctuary.
Arthur D. Norcross, a native of Monson, Massachusetts, founded the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in 1939. An active sportsman and participating sponsor of several Arctic expeditions, Mr. Norcross turned his lifelong interest in wildlife and the out-of-doors to his childhood “stomping grounds:” the wooded hills surrounding Monson and nearby Wales. Using as a core the 100-acre family woodlot/pasture-inherited from his father, A. D. Norcross, in 1916, Mr. Norcross began circa 1930 to gather nearby wooded acres, farmland, wetlands and other parcels. His purpose was to establish the Sanctuary, known locally as Tupper Hill.