December 2017

                                                photo copyright 2017 Peter Pereira. All rights reserved. Used with permission
December 15, 2017

We have exciting news!  Our Challenge-Challenge!
SEMA vice-president, Bob Hildreth has announced he will also match any gift of the first $10,000 to the Manton challenge. Triple your gift to our Annual Appeal TODAY!
A total of $10,000 received by SEMA by December 31 will mean $40,000 sent to the Ernestina Trust to finish Phase 1 of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Rehabilitation Project.   If you have sent your gift it is already included in meeting Bob's generous challenge. 

YOU can join the crew already on-board!

Please DONATE today!  Help get Ernestina-Morrissey sailing again!

Fair Winds,
Mary Anne
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!
More of Peter Pereira's Photos

Peter and Steve Urbon visited Ernestina-Morrissey in October and you can see more of Peter's photos at  Historic Schooner Getting a New Lease on Life.
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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  



Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Miguel Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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