SEMA is excited to hear that Ernestina-Morrissey will be sailing soon! We will hear the call “All hands to the halyards”, the order to get ready to raise the sails.

Ernestina-Morrissey needs to SAIL again! Photo Credit: Fred Leblanc

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association has committed to raising the funds for the sails and we need “all hands” to help! Individuals can use the DONATE options below to help “raise the sails”. Every watch on Ernestina-Morrissey‘s crew can lend a hand! Let us know your  watch when you donate!

If you or your organization would be interested in sponsoring the cost of an individual sail please contact Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association at for details.

#ErnestinaSailingForward (The Cape Verde Watch) has raised the full $50,000 committed for the mainsail ~ Congratulations to the ESF Committee for their efforts!

#HomeportNB has committed to sponsoring the foresail. Just follow the directions below to donate online or by mail and make a note that your donation is for the foresail. Dedications page HERE

Chris Parks has sponsored the main gaff topsail, Thank you, Chris!

Chuck Smiler has sponsored to sponsor the Fore Staysail “Jumbo”, Thank you, Chuck!

We are receiving donations from all the watches #CapeAnnWatch , dedicated to the Fisherman Staysail HERE, #BartletWatch HERE, #CapeVerdeWatch ( Ernestina Sailing Forward ~ completed $50,000 pledge!), #HomeportNB Watch and #MaritimeWatch! What a great Crew Ernestina~Morrissey has!

Every hand that “steps to” will receive recognition and a sponsor of a sail will have their name or the organization’s name, suitably commemorated by display on a plaque.

And with the stewardship of Massachusetts Maritime Academy Ernestina-Morrissey will soon be gracing her home waters of Buzzards Bay, training cadets and providing the public with exceptional programs as she did for the decades since 1982.

Please support the Ernestina-Morrissey’s return to her homeport – New Bedford! With your help she will soon proudly sail 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. Individuals can use the DONATE options below to help.

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with the purpose of raising funds to provide for the maintenance, equipment, manning, programming and operation of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey as a sail training vessel, school ship, and educational enterprise


Donate Online  HERE! Thank You!


Donate by Mail

printing and using THIS FORM to send your tax-deductible check to :

P.O. Box 2995
New Bedford, MA


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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!

Just donate  HERE! Thank You!

P.O. Box 2995
New Bedford, MA

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Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA)

Membership Levels

$5,000+ Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Society

$1,000+ Second Century Club

$500 – $999 Captain

$250 – $499 Navigator

$125 – $249 Explorer

$60 – $124 Shipmate

$30 – $59 Dorymate