September 2011

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

September 21, 2011




This year the theme of the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford is Tradition and Innovation.  Ernestina represents that theme in her lives.  Hope to see you there.


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne


This Weekend : WWF 2011  wwf 2011 logo

Ernestina IS Tradition: Stop by our booth    

at Coast Guard Park to see how they fished from a dory "back in the day" and get the    

latest on     this summer's repairs. The ship is still in the shipyard but they are doing           

the last of the caulking and she will be back 

in her berth soon.  The Festival hours are      Saturday September      24, 11 am - 6 pm 

and Sunday, September 25, 11 am - 5 pm.  


 Check WWF website for details.


We can always use help in the booth, contact us if you can help.





archives reception portraits
Portraits of Effie M. Morrissey and Ernestina Mendes Randall are included in the transferred archives.


Last Thursday a reception was held to mark the transfer of the Ernestina/Effie M. Morrissey archives to the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections by the Schooner Ernestina Commission.  More details in the next Update.



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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. 














SEMA Directors:


Mary Anne McQuillan

Vice President:

Julius Britto


Robert Hildreth


John Buddy Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Christopher Davis,  esq

Marc Pires

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Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 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