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From Captain Tiffany Krihwan

I am truly honored to be the next Captain of this amazing vessel.  In her 128 years they’ve been many amazing Mariners that have been charged with her care.  From the time that she sailed as a Grand Banks Fishing … Continue reading

Celebration Remarks from Julius Britto

December 17,2022, State Pier, New Bedford. Forty years ago, as the first chair of the Schooner Ernestina Commission, Julius celebrated the arrival of Ernestina from Cape Verde to New Bedford State Pier. He is celebrating again! Julius Britto, president of … Continue reading

A Celebration Recap from Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the City of New Bedford Welcome the Return of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey WAREHAM, NEW BEDFORD, MA, ISSUED DECEMBER 19, 2022…Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the City of New Bedford, in conjunction with … Continue reading

A Message From SEMA

Ernestina-Morrissey Arrives in Homeport New Bedford!

Ernestina-Morrissey‘s crew arrived in New Bedford where more work must be completed before final Coast Guard inspections can occur. There will be no public access to the vessel until Ernestina-Morrissey receives her full Coast Guard certifications. Check the SEMA Facebook page and the SSV … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Arrives at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

We knew the crew was waiting for a weather window but didn’t know when that would be.  The news came from Bristol Marine’s Facebook Page Thursday evening, which included a link to follow the voyage. The news spread and we … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Leaves Boothbay Harbor !

Ernestina-Morrissey left Boothbay Harbor yesterday evening and set a course south.   She is now in Cape Cod Bay approaching the east end of the canal. Massachusetts Maritime Academy has  a webcam streaming the Cape Cod Canal traffic. Here’s how she … Continue reading

Repairing Ernestina 1

Almost a year ago we reported about the dories being moved to the  Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Science & Field Operations Center in Marion. On December 16, 2021 Fred Sterner, former mate on Ernestina and also on the Schooner Ernestina Commission, … Continue reading

Laura Pires Hester Honored by Cabo Verde Government

An award ceremony was held at the Consulate General of Cabo Verde in Quincy, Massachusetts on November 4, 2022.  Several Individuals were honored for their contributions. With the honorees in the center is Ambassador José Luís Do Livramento Monteiro Alves … Continue reading

Sea Trials!

A few days before the October Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey-Advisory Board Meeting the vessel underwent sea trials. Ernestina-Morrissey set out from the dock under her own power and the new engine, transmission and drive line performed well. Representatives from Cummins Marine Power , … Continue reading

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