November 2014

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

November 22, 2014



Thank you!  It is your steadfast support that has brought us to this point after 10 years.  We can FINALLY share with you the news we have all been waiting for!    Schooner Ernestina Commission chair, Laura Pires-Hester has released this statement.  


Thanks to all of you, Ernestina-Morrissey  will be beginning her next life and we are grateful that you are aboard for the journey.



Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA

Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 


The next Commission meeting has not been scheduled   Check the Upcoming Events on the website for details.



Issue 75

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. 















SEMA Directors:


Julius Britto 

Vice President:

Robert Hildreth

Louise Croteau


Mary Anne McQuillan  



John G. Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Michael Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

Polly Zajac   



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Julius Britto, President
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc
 P.O. Box 2995
New Bedford, MA 02741