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E-M Returns to Massachusetts, Celebration at MMA June 15

~~~ You Are Invited!  Thursday, June 15, 3:30-6 A donation is always appreciated but attendance is FREE. Register HERE Join us for the homecoming event to celebrate the SSV Ernestina-Morrissey’s return to Massachusetts Maritime Academy! ~Please register to secure your spot for the … Continue reading

The Gulf Tall Ships Challenge!

Ernestina-Morrissey has arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida to begin her participation in the Tall Ships America’s spring 2023 Tall Ships Challenge. The boat left New Bedford Friday and this morning Sunday, 3/19 at 11:00 she was off the coast of … Continue reading

Volunteers Mustering, You Can Help!

Hello Volunteers, The crew is working hard to prepare for the trip south, less than a month away!. Tiffany has sent us a request for volunteers: ~ “We are in need of some volunteer help. Projects include: prep and painting some … Continue reading

Ernestina-Morrissey Enters the 129th year of an Amazing Story

Ernestina-Morrissey will begin the fifth chapter of the ship’s amazing story this spring.  Grand Banks Fishing, Arctic Exploring, Cape Verdean Packeting, and since her repatriation to Massachusetts, Educating have already given her an awesome story. Now operated by Massachusetts Maritime … Continue reading

Tall Ships Challenge – Gulf Coast 2023!

Ernestina-Morrissey will be participating in the Tall Ships Challenge Gulf Coast 2023. Anticipated Port Calls are: St Petersburg, FL   March 30, 2023 – April 2, 2023 Galveston, TX  April 13-15, 2023 Pensacola, FL  April 27-30, 2023 MORE DETAILS HERE and … Continue reading

Flags of Ernestina-Morrissey: Redux

As we celebrate the 129th Anniversary of Ernestina-Morrissey’ s launch from the ways in Essex, MA, we look back at how we celebrated 5 years ago. READ MORE HERE ~ ~

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 Links to more photos and video below. WAREHAM, NEW BEDFORD, MA, ISSUED DECEMBER 19, 2022…Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the … Continue reading

A Message From SEMA

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