Fundraising Committee

Purpose: to organize fundraising events and other activities

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Ernestina-Morrissey Nears Completion

The exciting and positive letter below from Andy Tyska, President of Bristol Marine, describes the current status of the Ernestina-Morrissey project. The complications Covid created for us all over the past two years also had a significant impact on the … Continue reading

Another Chance!

What a fabulous response for the 10 bags we offered on Wednesday! They were all spoken for in an hour! But we want to give EVERYONE a chance to get one of the bags so we have decided to make a … Continue reading

Old Sails into Fabulous Bags! All Spoken For! Thank you!

A Fantastic Response for these Fabulous Bags! All ten bags have been spoken for. THANK YOU! If we are able to get more we will let you know. Look at these FABULOUS canvas bags from SeaBags! ~ They were made … Continue reading

Raising the Sails

Thanks to the many Ernestina-Morrissey supporters who contributed to SEMA’s campaign to fund her new sails we are more than halfway to total funding!  Just the recent “Giving Tuesday” donations totaled $2,364.00. During this time of giving, as the Holidays continue … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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