December 2017

December 28, 2017

Thanks to the crew that has responded to the Challenge we are close to record giving for our year-end appeal.  In December, 105 years ago, with Captain Harry Ross and writer and photogtapher Frederick William Wallace aboard,  Effie M. Morrissey,  made a record run from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, NS. As you know many record performances highlight her history

You can help us make a new record for Ernestina-Morrissey

 Help us with your gift to set a fundraising record in the final days of 2017.
YOU  can join the crew already on-board!
Please DONATE today!  Help get Ernestina-Morrissey sailing again!

Fair Winds,
Mary Anne
From the Shipyard

Captain Dave Thompson sent us this photo last week. He reports " Ya, she has a beautiful sheer again! Planking will start after the 1st of the year!"
It's hard to see with the shelter tenting over her, but s he'll be floating by this time next year and we'll be able to see that "beautiful shear"!
DONATE to support this work. 

"Storm along! an' drive along!
    an' punch her through the rips!
Never mind your boardin' combers
    and the solid green she ships!
Main and fores'l, jib and jumbo,
    on that tough December day,
And out past Cape Elizabeth
    we slugged for Fundy Bay!

 The link above will bring you to the rest of the story. 
Here's another way you can help!
Wrap-up your holiday shopping at and Amazon donates to Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association.

Did you know that by shopping at you can support Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey?   Bookmark this link so that the next time you shop at Amazon a portion of your purchase can support your ship!
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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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Julius Britto 

Vice President:

Robert Hildreth

Louise Croteau


Mary Anne McQuillan  



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