October 2011

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

October 13, 2011




Four months.  That's how long we've been waiting for this day.  Ernestina is back at her berth in New Bedford.  Now we wait for the promised estimates and results of a complete rig inspection.  We know the work has just begun but with DCR's Commissioner Lambert and the Schooner Ernestina Commission as partners with SEMA we WILL reach our goal of seeing Ernestina sailing again.


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne


Ernestina Returns to State Pier


E returning to State Pier 10 12 2011



Ernestina returned to State Pier in New Bedford after 4 months of repairs.  There are more details and pictures on the website.   Thank you to all of you who have become SEMA members.  Your support carries the message that this Official Vessel of Massachusetts is IMPORTANT.  If you haven't joined us yet please visit the Donate page and join TODAY!  


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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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Mary Anne McQuillan

Vice President:

Julius Britto


Robert Hildreth


John Buddy Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Christopher Davis,  esq

Marc Pires

Derek Stevens

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Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 21 at 1:00 pm at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors' Center. William St. New Bedford.  The agenda hasn't been posted yet but you can access the minutes of previous Commission meetings.  Follow the link and scroll down the chronological list to the Schooner Ernestina Commission entries.

 AGENDA  or  
Mary Anne McQuillan, President
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc
 P.O. Box 2995
New Bedford, MA 02741