April 2011

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

April 19, 2011




Saturday's work day was a great success,  The winter cover was dismantled in record time and the interpreter's center was organized.  For more details and pictures see the  WEBSITE.  If you missed this one you will have another opportunity on May 7.

And don't miss the SEMA Annual Meeting on April 30, details below.

Fair Winds,

Mary Anne


SEMA Annual Meeting April 30 SEMA logo


Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association will hold its first public Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  Please join us at the Corson Learning Center of the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park's Visitor's Center, 33 William Street, New Bedford, MA to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year.  Please CONTACT US if you plan to attend. 


National  Park Volunteer Day

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On May 7th the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park is sponsoring a Volunteer Day for its park partners.  There are three projects scheduled for Ernestina that day.  1) oil the gaffs, booms and topmasts on the dock,  2) scrape and paint the dories and 3) remove and store contents of the ship in preparation for the haul out.  If you plan to volunteer please CONTACT US so we can prepare enough materials for everyone.  On May 7 please report to the Visitor's Center on William Street to sign in before you report to the ship.




Issue 31

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 Bank riJohn BullardM

Christopher Davis,  esq

Marc Pires

Polly Zajac


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Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting has not been scheduled at this time.  The confirmation of the meeting by public posting and agenda will be posted and 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