Articles by: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

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African Hardwoods

Why are there African hardwoods in a ship built in Essex, Massachusetts in 1894? A knee is a structural element in the frame of a wooden ship.  The Ernestina was renovated in Cape Verde in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.  … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard ~ April 23, 2021

Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina~Morrissey! And thank you to Robert Mitchell of Mitchell Photography for the great photos!  In the attached series of … Continue reading

Ernestina~Morrissey Serving the Public Again!

SEMA has been getting questions about how Ernestina~Morrissey will be used when she returns. Massachusetts Maritime Academy will be operating the vessel for the citizens of Massachusetts and there WILL be public programming.  The Legislature passed and the Governor signed … Continue reading

The Rest of the Spars

Ernestina-Morrissey‘s masts arrived at  the Shipyard with the boat on April 13, 2015. The rest of the spars, the booms, gaffs and topmasts,  have been stored on State Pier in New Bedford. This week they were gone!  A good sign!

Progress in the Shipyard – April 5, 2021

Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina~Morrissey! And thank you to Robert Mitchell of Mitchell Photography for the great photos!  In the attached series of … Continue reading

Memorials and Honors ~ Ernestina Sailing Forward

Memorials and Honors ~  Donations for Ernestina Sailing Forward ~~~ In memory of Sarafina Neves Britto Lopes and Manuel Joseph Lopes by Mannie Lopes and family ~~~ In Memory of Adilino and Louise Mendes by Elaine (Mendes) Monteiro ~~~ Giselle … Continue reading

Hats

You can just use our DONATE page for main or online orders. If you want to order online with a credit card or PayPal the donation is $15 which includes mailing expenses.  Please visit PayPal and enter $15 in the … Continue reading

Homeport New Bedford – Let’s Raise the Foresail!

This photo was taken in the early 2000’s by Roger Morin. Ernestina is passing Palmers Island Light outbound, as she approached the Hurricane Barrier. How many times has she passed through those gates since 1982? Imagine the excitement when Ernestina~Morrissey … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – March 24, 2021

Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina~Morrissey! And thank you to Robert Mitchell of Mitchell Photography for the great photos!  In the attached series of … Continue reading

Ernestina~Morrissey’s Crew

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Crew Ernestina-Morrissey has a diverse crew of supporters.  They represent all the parts of her amazing life and they are all looking forward to the next chapter, welcoming The Maritime Watch on deck! There are folks, whether by family … Continue reading

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