SEMA Committees

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We’ll Haul Away Together!

Sailing on Schooner Adventure last month was the first time some of us had laid a hand on a halyard of a tall ship in a long time.  That trip raised $3,600 toward Ernestina-Morrissey’s new fisherman staysail. There were chanteys sung … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard ~ October 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

NBWNHP Hosts Captain Krihwan

The New Bedford Whaling National Park recently hosted an opportunity for SouthCoast community members to meet Ernestina-Morrissey’s new captain, Tiffany Krihwan. Although we were inside due to the weather, a great group gathered to welcome Captain Krihwan to New Bedford. … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Return to Massachusetts

The next meeting of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board (SEMAB) will be held on Friday, October 29 at 9 am. Please note this discussion item on the agenda!  “Shipyard departure route discussion”:  a discussion about the port/ports Ernestina-Morrissey may visit on the voyage to her homeport, … Continue reading

Schooner Adventure’s Fundraising Sail for Ernestina-Morrissey

It was a perfect day of sailing on an Essex-built schooner in Gloucester. Schooner Adventure hosted a group of Ernestina-Morrissey supporters who enjoyed a fantastic sunset sail with the very best conditions. They included representatives of several of the vessel’s … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard~ September 7, 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

SEMA Volunteers Muster to Assist Captain Krihwan and MMA Staff and Cadets

Last week Captain Krihwan led a crew to reorganize Ernestina-Morrissey materials and equipment in storage at New Bedford’s State Pier.  SEMA volunteers, Joe Pacheco, Julius Britto, Willi Bank, Melissa DeValles, Fred Sterner and Mary Anne McQuillan joined Massachusetts Maritime Staff … Continue reading

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board (SEMAB) Meeting

SEMAB met on August 6.  Wendy Pearl (DCR) reported that the Best Value Grant has been signed by DCR Commissioner DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery which will ensure the Ernestina-Morrissey receives her USCG Certificate of Inspection. The Best Value Grant provides $850,000 … Continue reading

Commemorating the Gift of Ernestina to Massachusetts 8/29/1982

On August 29, 1982 Ernestina was officially transferred to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Gift from the Republic of Cape Verde. To recognize this important anniversary an anonymous donor will match 3 donations of $250 AND the donors will … Continue reading

Sail aboard Schooner Adventure to benefit Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey!

Sail aboard Schooner Adventure to benefit Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey! SUNSET SAIL – Saturday, September 11, 2021, 4:00 – 7:00 pm Join us in scenic Gloucester, Massachusetts aboard Schooner Adventure for a 3-hour sunset cruise to benefit Schooner Ernestina Morrissey.  All proceeds … Continue reading

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