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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

Commission Meeting March 6

An Important Step Toward Ernestina-Morrissey’s Future

We applaud the hard work of Senator Mark Montigny along with Senator Vitiato deMacedo, Senator Michael Rodrigues and Senator Marc Pacheco.  This vote in the Senate brings us closer to a SAILING Ernestina-Morrissey!  “The bill now heads to the House of … Continue reading

Fair Winds and Congratulations, Melissa DeValles

Melissa DeValles has resigned from the Board Of Directors of SEMA and has been sworn in as a member of the Schooner Ernestina Commission. Melissa brings great experience to the Commission.  In addition to her time on the SEMA board, … Continue reading

Thank You, Licy!

Licy DoCanto‘s time as a member and chairperson of the Schooner Ernestina Commission has been marked with immense positive changes for Ernestina-Morrissey.  We are sorry to receive news that he is leaving the Commission. In a letter emailed to the … Continue reading

Thank you, Laura!

We can’t say it better than Governor Baker!  Fair Winds, Laura!

Summer’s Over in the Shipyard

Philanthropists Gerry Lenfest and Bob Hildreth viewed the progress on Ernestina-Morrissey’s rehabilitation in August.  Together they have provided $2.8 million toward this project and we thank them for their continued interest in the future of the ship.  Join them, DONATE … Continue reading

New Commissioners Introduced

At a recent Commission meeting three recently sworn in members were introduced to the attendees.  Dagny Ashley is the designee of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.  Dagny is the Director of Tourism & Marketing, Destination New Bedford, for … Continue reading

Thank You, Fred Sterner

From Schooner Ernestina Commission Chairperson, Laura Pires-Hester. “On behalf of the Schooner Ernestina Commission and all the lovers and supporters of Ernestina-Morrissey, I want to extend deep thanks and appreciation to Fred Sterner, who has served faithfully as a Commissioner since … Continue reading

News from Boothbay Harbor

These half models, crafted by Capt. Harold Burnham were shown at the recent Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting to demonstrate how the shear of Ernestina-Morrissey will be restored with the work going on at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.  Although there are no … Continue reading

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