The Time is Now! Double Your Impact by Making a Donation to our Annual Appeal Today!

The Manton Foundation’s generous $375,000 dollar for dollar match is still ongoing for all donations made.

We are within reach of meeting our $1 million-dollar pledge toward the vessel’s $6 million-dollar hull reconstruction.  Planking is being laid daily and she truly is being given rebirth like “The Phoenix of the Sea” that she is!

Please support SEMA’s efforts to return the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey to her homeport – New Bedford! With your help she will soon proudly plow our coastal waters as the majestic, State Vessel of the Commonwealth.  The Ernestina-Morrissey will proudly serve as Ambassador of Massachusetts, and, she will once again offer access to cultural and educational opportunities to all who visit her.


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You can support Ernestina-Morrissey with every purchase you make on Amazon by using our AmazonSmile link. Its a simple way to support the vessel while you do your normal shopping. Follow the link below for more details.


Please make a tax-deductible donation using a major credit card or Paypal account today. Spread the word and encourage others to support SEMA’s mission as well!

or if you prefer you may
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and send a check to:
P.O. Box 2995
New Bedford, MA
If you would like to donate appreciated securities, tax exempt distributions from an IRA or have any questions please CONTACT US.

Thank you for your tax-deductible support!

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Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA)

Membership Levels

$1,000+ Second Century Club

$500 – $999 Captain

$250 – $499 Navigator

$125 – $249 Explorer

$60 – $124 Shipmate

$30 – $59 Dorymate