Maintenance and Operations Committee

Purpose: To provide recommendations and technical guidance related to short and long term planning for the operation, maintenance, and preservation of the historic schooner Ernestina.

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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

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

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

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

Progress in the Shipyard – March 24, 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 Shipyard – March 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!  In the attached series of photos, you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol … Continue reading

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