March 2013

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

March 28, 2013




Happy Spring!  It's time to get the ship ready for summer programming.  DCR's Park Serve Day is scheduled for April 20, details below.  For other news you can check the Ernestina Facebook page or the website.  


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA



Park Serve Day April 20!

Come help take the winter cover off.  
State Pier, New Bedford at 9 am Saturday, April 20.  
You need to register to participate. 


Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 


The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors' Center. 33 William St. New Bedford. 


The agenda hasn't been posted yet but you can follow this link to check on upcoming meetings 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 entries. 



Issue 62

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 Buddy Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Christopher Davis,  esq

Catherine Dempsey

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

Polly Zajac   



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Julius Britto, President
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc
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New Bedford, MA 02741