December 16, 2020 ______Update 142
Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor

15 Days Left to Meet the Challenge! 

We are halfway to meeting SEMA Vice-President Bob Hildreth's challenge to raise $10,000 this year-end. Please help us reach that goal. We hope you are as excited as we are to see the wonderful progress at the Shipyard this fall. Your year-end gift will help SEMA with our efforts to secure everyone’s hopes for Ernestina-Morrissey in 2021!  Give TODAY!
Progress Report from the Shipyard -
December 4, 2020
Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting-out of Ernestina-Morrissey!   Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. Take a look at the latest HERE. If you don't want to wait for the next Newsletter, bookmark the website and then you can check there often for reports.
Bulkhead painting
Jon and Kevin are seen here finishing the second coat of satin white paint on the forward face of the engine room bulkhead in the Main Cabin (Fish Hold). In the coming months this will become a very busy area of the ship. Along this bulkhead will be two rows of crew bunks, a shower, and the primary head. A watertight door will be installed in the opening just visible on the left to provide access to the engine room. MORE PHOTOS
You can easily access all our past posts about the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation project HERE.
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey
Advisory Board Meeting
The Public Meeting of SEMAB will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be available. We will use our best effort to ensure that the public can access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. Agenda and more information HERE.
“one of Ernestina’s very best “Friends”
Tom Lopes
It goes without saying that Massachusetts' legislators have been important in Ernestina's success since she returned in 1982. This summer Tom Lopes’ role in establishing the stewardship of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was recognized. READ MORE

The Wind in Our Sails!
This Project to rehabilitate Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being supported by a public/private partnership with funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The H.F. Lenfest Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, the Hildreth-Stewart Charitable Foundation, The Manton Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts - Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles Fund, the City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Act Program, the Carney Family Foundation, the Island Foundation, other grants and many individual contributions. You can join this "crew"!
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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