Articles by: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

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Progress in the Shipyard~ June 15, 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

Progress in the Sail Loft ~ May 18, 2021

Nathaniel Wilson’s sail loft in East Boothbay is making the new sails for Ernestina-Morrissey. Nathaniel Wilson is a Master sailmaker, rigger, and sail designer.  He is well-known for building sails for large traditional sailing vessels. He has an expansive knowledge of … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard ~ May 18, 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

The Bartett Watch ~ Dedications

The Ernestina~Morrissey Crew has several diverse watches. The Bartlett Watch, with connections to the years in the Arctic, includes folks from when Newfoundlander Captain Robert A. Bartlett took “My Little Morrissey” north for 20 summers with scientists and young men exploring … Continue reading

The Cape Ann Watch ~Dedications

The Ernestina~Morrissey Crew has several diverse watches. There are folks, whether by family or geography, that know her best as Effie M.Morrissey.  The Cape Ann Watch, some from ship builder and fishing families, feel the strongest ties to her Grand Banks days … Continue reading

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

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