The Rebirth of the Ernestina-Morrissey

Ernestina-Morrissey will be featured in the April 7 lecture of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 2016 Sailors’ Series “A Century of Design & Invention”.

Chester Brigham, author of  ”Phoenix of the Seas” will recount the journeys and travails of the Ernestina-Morrissey, State Ship of Massachusetts. The schooner, repeatedly written off as doomed, is now undergoing a hull rehabilitation at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Maine, phase 1 of a complete restoration.

Master Shipwright David Short, Project Manager for Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and Captain Harold Burnham, DCR’s Owner’s Representative, will provide insights into the restoration project ongoing in Maine.

Copies of “Phoenix of the Seas” will be available for purchase.

This is a ticketed event.

Lecture Registration: Single Lecture: Whaling Museum Members $15 / Non-Members $20

For tickets:  Order Online or call 508-997-0046 ext. 100.


Each lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Cook Memorial Theater with a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery.

If you cannot attend you can order your copy of “Phoenix of the Seas” online.