Membership and Outreach Committee

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

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Welcome! Massachusetts Maritime Academy Alumni!

Massachusetts Maritime Academy will continue the renamed Ernestina-Morrissey’s educational mission. The Maritime Watch will join the other watches that represent the amazing history of this vessel that we all love! What a great introduction to the Ernestina~Morrissey was presented to the MMA Alumni  in … Continue reading

Ernestina Sailing Forward

The $50,000 Goal is in Sight!!!  More than $48,807 already raised!!! September 30 was your last chance to donate to Ernestina Sailing Forward with the  GoFundMe portal . We will gladly accept your check or online donation to complete our … Continue reading


“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…!” A message from Julius Britto: … 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

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board Appointed.

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board has been appointed and was sworn in on November 13, 2020 by Joe Maynard of the Governor’s Office via Zoom. From AN ACT TO PRESERVE THE SCHOONER ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY: “to advise the academy on matters that relate … Continue reading

2019 Annual Report

The cover of the 2019 Annual Report shows what we are working for, a sailing Ernestina-Morrissey in 2021. For 2019 Annual Report click HERE and scroll down * Through our new partnership with MMA, SEMA continues our mission and we … Continue reading

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