Thank you, Tom Lopes

Tom Lopes at the 2010 Ernestina Forum with Supt. Celeste Bernardo. A rare photo, since he was so often the one behind the camera. Thanks to Frank Pina for the photo.

Ernestina has lost a tireless supporter.  In 1978, as Representative Tom Lopes, he was the primary sponsor for the legislation to create the original Ernestina Commission.  40 years later Tom Lopes, videographer extraordinaire, was still working to insure a good future for the ship.

Condolences to his family and everyone who loved him. He will be sorely missed.