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An Open Moment

As we approach the celebration of our Nation’s beginnings 244 years ago, we must consider where we are now. The statement below shared by Laura Pires-Hester, past Chairwoman of the Ernestina Commission and Julius Britto, President of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association … Continue reading

Buy a Mask, Support Ernestina-Morrissey

Polly Zajac, SEMA Director and an educator on the sailing Ernestina has been running a fundraiser for Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.  She has been making facial masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  Some have links to Ernestina, some have a … Continue reading

Welcome! DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery

Jose Centeio, Chair of the Schooner Ernestina Commission, welcomed DCR’s newly-appointed Commissioner to the recent Commission meeting. Commissioner Montgomery is committed to seeing the Ernestina-Morrissey project to completion and to a smooth transition to Massachusetts Maritime Academy. From a February … Continue reading

All Hands On Deck: A Call to Action

Massachusetts Residents! All Hands on Deck, A Call To Action! Contact (call, write a letter, email) your state representative TODAY to support this bill which enables Ernestina-Morrissey to sail again! An Act to Preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey ( Bill S.2328) This … Continue reading

Commission Meeting March 6

Looking Forward to a Fantastic 2020!

Looking forward to a 2020 when we will once again see fireworks bloom through Ernestina-Morrissey’s shrouds! You still have time to make your 2019 tax-deductible donation to The Annual Appeal. Just click the yellow Donate button on the right! AND: … Continue reading

And the Final Installment!

We hope you have been enjoying the WoodenBoat series “A Schooner for the Ages — The six charmed lives of ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY ”  The final Part 3 is available now!  It tells the story of the current rehabilitation.  We are looking forward to … Continue reading

SUPPORT THE RETURN OF THE HISTORIC ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY TODAY!

Dear Friends and Supporters, SEMA’s excitement is palpable as we come to the end of a successful year of progress toward the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s complete rehabilitation. Here are some significant highlights! We are proud to announce that PHASE I, the … Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Ernestina-Morrissey ‘s Future on Thanksgiving!

Ernestina-Morrissey needs YOU to give us all something wonderful to give Thanks for this year. How?  Contact members of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee and urge them to act on “The Act to Preserve the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.” It’s … Continue reading

NOV./DEC. WoodenBoat Features Cape Verdean/Education Eras of Ernestina-Morrissey

The second in a three part series of articles in WoodenBoat Magazine has been released.  A recounting of the years from 1948 to 2014, the article also features great photos!  Editor Matt Murphy also gives a great shout-out to the … Continue reading

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