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.
The Seamen’s Bethel and the Schooner Ernestina Commission present Latitudes and Longitudes of Ernestina-Morrissey. Plotting then Singing! June 11 AHA! Seamen’s Bethel, New Bedford, MA 6 PM –For kids and kids at heart: Where in the World has Ernestina-Morrissey been? Where is she … Continue reading
We will see Ernestina-Morrissey sail again. I say that today not as a hope or a wish, but as a certainty. Thanks to your generous support, her next voyage will be as a fully restored ship, sailing from Boothbay to Buzzards … Continue reading
Recently, Ernestina-Morrissey was visited by the family of Dr. Lamar Soutter who served on the crew of the 1935 voyage. Dr. Soutter later went on to become founding dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School He also pioneered revolutionary filtration and … Continue reading
DCR’s Seasonal Interpreter Leah Burns and Supervisor Paul Alexio hosted several Open Ships this summer along with SEMA volunteers. Childrens’ programs like “Something Fishy” a joint program of the New Bedford Whaling National Park and the Working Waterfront Festival visited … Continue reading
The New Bedford Homecoming of the Charles W. Morgan was the event of the summer for the city and for Ernestina Morrissey. With the help of many wonderful volunteers, DCR staff and the Schooner Ernestina Commission hosted over 1600 people … Continue reading
The pergola at the 54th Regiment Plaza was festive as Ernestina was represented by the Schooner Ernestina Commission, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and SEMA volunteers. Leah, DCR’s Summer Interpreter, took time from her assignment at Horseneck Beach and … Continue reading
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Julius Britto, second from right, walked with family members from Rochester to the sea to raise money for Schooner Ernestina. From left, the others are Ben Varella’s great-grandson Ali Cabral; great-granddaughter, Dr. Vanessa Britto-Henderson; great-grandson, storyteller Len Cabral; and Dr. … Continue reading
Priscilla Geigis, Director of the Division of State Parks and Recreation stopped by after the Opening Ceremony. On Sunday the ship’s dory participated in the Boat Parade to celebrate the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival. For a few days Ernestina will … Continue reading
Schooner Ernestina Commissioners Laura Pires-Hester and Gene Monteiro invite you to march with the Schooner Ernestina representatives. CONTACT us for details.