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Progress in the Shipyard – January 08, 2021

* Happy New Year! We are looking forward to spending the next New Year’s Eve together, watching fireworks through the rigging of Ernestina-Morrissey again! While we wait please enjoy the latest report for the Shipyard: Thank you, Bristol Marine, for … Continue reading

Jose Centeio Elected Chairperson of SEMAB

* SEMAB held their second meeting Friday December 18, 2020. Jose Couto Centeio was elected chairperson and Captain Elizabeth Simmons was elected vice chair. An Education Committee was was established with the first members: Dagny Ashley, Melissa DeValles, Dr. Akeia … Continue reading

The Tallest of Tall Ships

In the 2014 Autumn issue of Sea History Magazine, (you can access all issues by scrolling down HERE)  Captain Walter Rybka wrote about his ranking of the most historically significant American vessels. The first three are naval vessels, the USS … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – December 17, 2020

Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina-Morrissey!  In the attached series of photos, you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol … Continue reading

An Anniversary of a Record Run!

Ernestina-Morrissey, as Effie M Morrissey and as Ernestina, has had many close calls since 1894. In 1912 under Captain Harry Ross she left Portland Maine for her fishing grounds, Lurcher Shoal, near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in December. ~ “From the dock in Portland … Continue reading

“one of Ernestina’s very best “Friends”

Photographers Ron Barboza and Peter Pereiera joined a group of SEMA directors and former Commissioners soon after Governor Baker signed AN ACT TO PRESERVE THE SCHOONER ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY. The group gathered last summer to recognize Tom Lopes’ role in establishing the … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – December 4, 2020

Thank you Bristol Marine for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina-Morrissey!  In the attached series of photos you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol Marine’s … Continue reading

Giving Tuesday

Don’t forget Ernestina-Morrissey! WHY? To see why you can easily access all our past posts about the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation project HERE. Just click the yellow DONATE button at the right. Many thanks to all the crew that has brought us this far … Continue reading

Progress in the Shipyard – November 20, 2020

Thank you Bristol Marine for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting out of Ernestina-Morrissey!  In the attached series of photos you will see progress on the restoration of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Bristol … Continue reading

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board Appointed.

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board has been appointed and was sworn in on November 13, 2020 by Joe Maynard of the Governor’s Office via Zoom. From AN ACT TO PRESERVE THE SCHOONER ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY: “to advise the academy on matters that relate … Continue reading

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