August 2017

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
August 24, 2017

#OnThisDay in 1982 Ernestina completed her last trans-Atlantic
Arrival in Newport
voyage, returned as a gift to the People of the United Sates from the newly independent Republic of Cape Verde.  Today she is in the shipyard being rehabilitated to that she can continue on to the next chapter of her amazing life, capable of more trans-Atlantic and Arctic voyages. 
SEMA president Julius Britto visited Boothbay Harbor Shipyard earlier this summer and reports "We are getting a SUPERIOR SHIP when ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY leaves Boothbay Harbor Shipyard."   READ MORE 
The celebration of this 35th anniversary began on June 9 with a very successful fundraising Gala.  Thank you, Ramon Tarini for sharing your photographs of the event with us. 
The summer is almost over but you still have two more chances to help us tell Ernestina-Morrissey's story.  CONTACT US if you can spend a couple of hours in the SEMA booth at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Festival on September 2 or the New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival on September 23.  
Fair Winds,
Mary Anne
Many thanks to our Sponsors!
Together we will see Ernestina-Morrissey SAILING again!


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Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting has not been scheduled. It will be posted at as soon as we are notified.
The agenda will be posted yet but you can follow this link to and you can  access the minutes of previous Commission meetings by following the link and scrolling down the chronological list to the Schooner Ernestina Commission
Issue 106

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with the purpose of raising funds to provide for the maintenance, equipment, manning, programming and operation of the Schooner Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey  as a sail training vessel, school ship, and educational enterprise. 
















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SEMA Directors:


Julius Britto 

Vice President:

Robert Hildreth

Louise Croteau


Mary Anne McQuillan  



Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Miguel Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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