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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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

Monday August 29 at the Shipyard

Although the exact day Ernestina-Morrissey would be launched was not certain, a small celebration was held on August 29. An early-morning dedication is described in a recent post. Although there was no formal announcement word spread locally and a number … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Is Launched!

From the crew: View the TicTok video HERE. We sea-ed the day here in Boothbay! Today was the day! The shipyard successfully launched the Ernestine-Morrissey this afternoon with her floating free at 12:56pm on August 30th, 2022. This is a … Continue reading

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

A Visit to the Shipyard

On Monday August 22 Mary Anne McQuillan and Fred Sterner visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard to see the progress and deliver tee shirts to the crew. Since 2015 they have visited many times and it is wonderful to see her almost … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Masts are Stepped!

The week of August 8, 2022 was rigging week for Ernestina-Morrissey! Tom Ward of Traditional Rigging, LLC and his crew have been working to fabricate the components of Ernestina-Morrissey‘s rig in their shop.  On Monday they “dressed” the masts. And … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard ~ March 4, 2022

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

Block Party!

Ernestina-Morrissey’s new masts are nearing completion and the blocks from the running rigging need some TLC. Captain Krihwan  gathered a group of volunteers last week to help with the task. After instructions from Tiffany, everyone took a few blocks home to … Continue reading

Chief Engineer and Chief Mate Positions Posted

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disabled employer. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  The Academy asks that all applicants follow the directions on the job postings to apply.  Any applicants directly contacting screening committees may be disqualified from the … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Crew: Now Hiring!

Captain Krihwan has posted the seasonal positions for Ernestina Morrissey on Tall Ships America’s website.  If you are interested the links below provide the details. Please get the word out. ~ Second Mate Cook AB (Able Seafarer) ~ two positions … Continue reading

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