Membership and Outreach Committee

Purpose: to develop and maintain SEMA membership and support for Ernestina, by maintaining www.ernestina.org, publishing Updates (newsletter) and conducting other outreach, including public relations and marketing activities.

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Ernestina~Morrissey Serving the Public Again!

SEMA has been getting questions about how Ernestina~Morrissey will be used when she returns. Massachusetts Maritime Academy will be operating the vessel for the citizens of Massachusetts and there WILL be public programming.  The Legislature passed and the Governor signed … Continue reading

Ernestina~Morrissey’s Crew

Ernestina-Morrissey’s Crew Ernestina-Morrissey has a diverse crew of supporters.  They represent all the parts of her amazing life and they are all looking forward to the next chapter, welcoming The Maritime Watch on deck! There are folks, whether by family … Continue reading

Welcome! Massachusetts Maritime Academy Alumni!

What a great introduction to the Ernestina~Morrissey was presented to the MMA Alumni  in the latest issue of The Bulletin, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Alumni magazine. SEMA thanks The Bulletin for the mention of our “All hands to the halyards”, campaign. … Continue reading

Ernestina Sailing Forward

The Ernestina Sailing Forward Committee is asking for your donations and community support as we raise $50,000 for the purchase of the mainsail for the Ernestina-Morrissey. The Ernestina was gifted to the people of the United States 40 years ago from the … Continue reading

ALL HANDS TO THE HALYARDS

“ALL HANDS TO THE HALYARDS” It is exciting to hear that Ernestina-Morrissey will be sailing soon! We will hear the call, “All hands to the halyards”, the order to get ready to raise the sails! Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association has committed … Continue reading

Meet Your ESF Committee

Ernestina Sailing Forward Committee Ernestina is Important Because: “Ernestina is a source of pride for everyone who knows her history. She has so much more to give in her next voyage. Sail forward with her…!”  DONATE! * “Ernestina Sailing Forward … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey – One Ship, Many Lives

When vessels make long voyages, their crew is divided into watches to share the work of a 24-hour day. Since Ernestina-Morrissey’s voyaging began in 1894 a diverse crew of people have “taken the watch” Now Ernestina-Morrissey has a diverse crew … Continue reading

Meet Tiffany Krihwan, Ernestina-Morrissey’s New Captain!

Massachusetts Maritime Academy announced this morning: MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY HIRES NEW CAPTAIN Tiffany Krihwan at the helm of the Ernestina-Morrissey BUZZARDS BAY, MA – February 22, 2021 – The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is pleased to announce Tiffany Krihwan as … Continue reading

Ernestina Loses a Friend in Fred Kalisz, Former New Bedford Mayor

Gregg Swanzey shared the contributions of Fred Kalisz to Schooner Ernestina during his mayoralty: Our sincere condolences go out to Pat and Ricky Kalisz who were right alongside Fred in his tenure as Mayor of the City of New Bedford in … Continue reading

“one of Ernestina’s very best “Friends”

Photographers Ron Barboza and Peter Pereiera joined a group of SEMA directors and former Commissioners soon after Governor Baker signed AN ACT TO PRESERVE THE SCHOONER ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY. The group gathered last summer to recognize Tom Lopes’ role in establishing the … Continue reading

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