SEMA Committees

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The Gulf Tall Ships Challenge!

Ernestina-Morrissey has arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida to begin her participation in the Tall Ships America’s spring 2023 Tall Ships Challenge. The boat left New Bedford Friday and this morning Sunday, 3/19 at 11:00 she was off the coast of … Continue reading

Volunteers Mustering, You Can Help!

Hello Volunteers, The crew is working hard to prepare for the trip south, less than a month away!. Tiffany has sent us a request for volunteers: ~ “We are in need of some volunteer help. Projects include: prep and painting some … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Enters the 129th year of an Amazing Story

Ernestina-Morrissey will begin the fifth chapter of the ship’s amazing story this spring.  Grand Banks Fishing, Arctic Exploring, Cape Verdean Packeting, and since her repatriation to Massachusetts, Educating have already given her an awesome story. Now operated by Massachusetts Maritime … Continue reading

Tall Ships Challenge – Gulf Coast 2023!

Ernestina-Morrissey will be participating in the Tall Ships Challenge Gulf Coast 2023. Anticipated Port Calls are: St Petersburg, FL   March 30, 2023 – April 2, 2023 Galveston, TX  April 13-15, 2023 Pensacola, FL  April 27-30, 2023 MORE DETAILS HERE and … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Arrives at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

We knew the crew was waiting for a weather window but didn’t know when that would be.  The news came from Bristol Marine’s Facebook Page Thursday evening, which included a link to follow the voyage. The news spread and we … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Leaves Boothbay Harbor !

Ernestina-Morrissey left Boothbay Harbor yesterday evening and set a course south.   She is now in Cape Cod Bay approaching the east end of the canal. Massachusetts Maritime Academy has  a webcam streaming the Cape Cod Canal traffic. Here’s how she … Continue reading

Repairing Ernestina 1

Almost a year ago we reported about the dories being moved to the  Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Science & Field Operations Center in Marion. On December 16, 2021 Fred Sterner, former mate on Ernestina and also on the Schooner Ernestina Commission, … Continue reading

Sea Trials!

A few days before the October Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey-Advisory Board Meeting the vessel underwent sea trials. Ernestina-Morrissey set out from the dock under her own power and the new engine, transmission and drive line performed well. Representatives from Cummins Marine Power , … Continue reading

Celebrating Cape Verde and Bridgewater State University

On September 22, 2022 Bridgewater State University celebrated 20 years of partnership with the Republic of Cape Verde. President Jose’ Maria Periera Neves was the honored guest. Mike Gomes, a member of the Board of SEMA, was presented with the highest … Continue reading

A Message from Captain Krihwan ·

I am still looking for Deckhands, AB and a Cook. SSV Ernestina-Morrissey is in the water and we are currently up rigging the vessel. We plan to do our sea trials in Mid-October and the COI. After that is complete … Continue reading

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