All Hands On Deck: A Call to Action
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 bill has passed the Massachusetts Senate and and has the Governor’s support. It is currently before the House of Representatives. The bill will transfer the vessel from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
The Academy will operate and maintain Ernestina-Morrissey and use her for training their cadets as well as providing educational programs, including sailing programs, to the public.
Please contact your Representative and let them know that you want this bill to be acted on NOW! so that work in the shipyard can resume and Ernestina-Morrissey can be sailing and serving the Commonwealth SOON !
Tell them you don’t understand why this project, that has already had nearly $4 million of PRIVATE money (raised by SEMA) invested in this Commonwealth asset and has more millions waiting to finish the project AS SOON AS THE BILL IS PASSED. Tell them they MUST act so that work in the shipyard can resume and Ernestina-Morrissey can be sailing and serving the Commonwealth SOON!
Phone calls are best. Here is the contact information you need.
You can find the contact information for your Representative here:
and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/RAD1