Masts are Down
On Friday December 9, N.C. Hudon's crane pulled Ernestina's masts out and set them on State Pier. Visit the Ernestina website to view photos of that morning's action and visit the Coollywood's YouTube channel for Tom Lopes's video. At the right, as of today, work is proceeding to install the winter cover.
Contact Secretary Sullivan today!
Let Secretary Sullivan know how important Ernestina is to you. You can provide comments as part of the OEEA Fiscal Year 2013 recommendation process.
The letters must be received by December 22 so act TODAY!
Richard K. Sullivan, Secretary
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs,
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
ATTENTION: FY 13 Budget
Search for New Ernestina Commissioner
The Schooner Ernestina Commission should have 9 commissioners. The enabling legislation specifies qualifications for the appointments. There will be an open seat soon and the appointee "shall be any person whose expertise would be an asset to the commission and the Schooner Ernestina or have particular expertise in the Cape Verdean history as it relates to said schooner, or history of said ship as the Effie M. Morrissey."
It is up to the Commission to consider who to propose to the Governor's office through DCR. Anyone who is interested in serving should submit a letter interest along with a resume and a statement of their involvement with and their interest in Ernestina and their qualifications to serve on the Commission to Jen Nersesian at the National Park Office 33 William St New Bedford, MA 02740.
The candidate needs to be someone who can attend Commission meetings as Massachusetts regulations require actual presence at the meeting to make a quorum. Meetings are usually held monthly in New Bedford on a Friday afternoon.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Baker Books is once again helping SEMA out this Holiday Season by making Ernestina hats available at the store at 69 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth, MA.
If you are in the market for a fine art gift visit Arthur Moniz Art Gallery for some wonderful original art work, prints and other items featuring Ernestina. Mention Ernestina when you make your purchase and 10% will be donated to SEMA.
Do all your holiday shopping at Baker Books and Arthur Moniz Art Gallery.