New T-shirts Recognize Ernestina/Morrissey’s Refits
New shirts are available! The shirts feature the “classic” front. On the back is a line drawing of Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey‘s hull, rig and sail plan produced by the HAER Maritime Recording Program of the National Park Service. Below the drawing is recognition of the ship’s several refits as she sailed though her many “lives” : 1894 Essex, MA – built for the Gloucester cod fishery * 1926 Staten Island, NY – refit for Arctic Exploration*1982 Mindelo, Cape Verde – refit for return to the United States * 2009 Boothbay Harbor, ME – restoration begins * Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The color is “ash”.
M&R Screenprinting did a great job on the shirts. We are thinking of ordering some in children’s sizes. what do you think?
Arthur Moniz Art Gallery has generously offered to accept donations for the new shirts. Stop by their gallery at 22 William St. in Downtown New Bedford. We have sizes small, medium, large and extra large and the donation is $15 for sizes S,M,L, XL and $18 for XXL and XXXL.
If you would like to have a shirt mailed to you we can do that too.
If you want to make a donation by check the donation is $20 ($23 for large sizes) which includes mailing expenses. Please CONTACT US. for instructions.
If you want to order online with a credit card or PayPal the donation is $20 ($23 for large sizes)which includes mailing expenses. Please visit PayPal and enter $20 ($23 for large sizes) in the “donation amount” box. Click “continue” next the the credit card icons or log in if you have a PayPal account. Fill in your information and indicate the size shirt you need and mailing instructions by clicking “add special instructions to the seller” and we’ll send you your shirt. Follow this link to our PayPal account. and click the “Donate” button. If you have any questions CONTACT US.
We do have a few of the full-color shirts designed by George Fonseca available in sizes medium, extra large and extra-extra large. Same donation, $20 includes mailing expense.