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 – December 4, 2020

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 Marine’s … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – November 20, 2020

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

Progress in the Shipyard – October 30, 2020

In the attached series of photos you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor.  Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – October 22, 2020

In the attached series of photos you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor.  Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. … Continue reading

A New Captain for Ernestina-Morrissey

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has posted the listing for Captain of the USCG inspected Schooner Ernestina Morrissey. The person selected will join a group of great men and women, just a few represented below. Follow THIS LINK for more information about … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – October 6, 2020

Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor provided us a deeper look into the day-to-day efforts being made in Boothbay Harbor onboard the Ernestina Morrissey.  Their team is working hard each day to make this ship the new standard-bearer for quality … Continue reading

Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days

We visited the Shipyard in June during Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days.  Bristol Marine held a reception on Monday to share the work they are doing. Ross Branch described the work and the shipwrights provided an above and below deck tour … Continue reading

Phase I Nearly Complete

We are lucky that we have supporters that send us photos so we can share the progress with you. Our last post was April 24.  We have some catching up to do: In mid-May Dave Thompson and John Fialkowski sent us … Continue reading

Adapting for New Work

Ernestina-Morrissey has always been working vessel. As she became “old tech” for one use she was adapted to serve another captain and function. Ernestina-Morrissey is a State and a National Historic Landmark and any rehabilitation and change must be supervised by … Continue reading

Almost Ready for Paint!

Thanks to Robert Mitchell and Bristol Marine we have more great photos to share.  As Spring arrives in Maine Ernestina-Morrissey is undergoing the final preparations before painting. The work is on schedule to finish Phase I by  June 30. Check … Continue reading

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