Articles by: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

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38th Anniversary – Ernestina Arrives in New Bedford

The Repatriation Voyage of Ernestina ended in Newport, RI on August 24th where the vessel and crew could clear US Customs.  But Newport was not her final destination!  After dark on August 28 Ernestina entered her new homeport, New Bedford, … Continue reading

Remembering Chet Brigham

Five years ago Chet Brigham published Phoenix of the Seas, a new up-to-date history of Ernestina-Morrissey. The book was very important as SEMA began the fundraising campaign to fund some of the work on Phase I. We have learned that at … Continue reading

Governor Baker signs An Act to preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey

On July 8th Governor Baker signed a bill creating a new chapter in the 1894 Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s life and story. It transfers her stewardship from the State Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

An Open Moment

As we approach the celebration of our Nation’s beginnings 244 years ago, we must consider where we are now. The statement below shared by Laura Pires-Hester, past Chairwoman of the Ernestina Commission and Julius Britto, President of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association … Continue reading

Buy a Mask, Support Ernestina-Morrissey

Polly Zajac, SEMA Director and an educator on the sailing Ernestina has been running a fundraiser for Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.  She has been making facial masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Some have links to Ernestina, some have a … Continue reading

Welcome! DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery

Jose Centeio, Chair of the Schooner Ernestina Commission, welcomed DCR’s newly-appointed Commissioner to the recent Commission meeting. Commissioner Montgomery is committed to seeing the Ernestina-Morrissey project to completion and to a smooth transition to Massachusetts Maritime Academy. From a February … Continue reading

All Hands On Deck: A Call to Action

Massachusetts Residents! All Hands on Deck, A Call To Action! Contact (call, write a letter, email) your state representative TODAY to support this bill which enables Ernestina-Morrissey to sail again! An Act to Preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey ( Bill S.2328) This … Continue reading

Commission Meeting March 6

Looking Forward to a Fantastic 2020!

Looking forward to a 2020 when we will once again see fireworks bloom through Ernestina-Morrissey’s shrouds! You still have time to make your 2019 tax-deductible donation to The Annual Appeal. Just click the yellow Donate button on the right! AND: … Continue reading

And the Final Installment!

We hope you have been enjoying the WoodenBoat series “A Schooner for the Ages — The six charmed lives of ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY ”  The final Part 3 is available now!  It tells the story of the current rehabilitation.  We are looking forward to … Continue reading

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