January 31, 2021 ______Update 143
Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor

Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board Meeting
Friday, February 5, 2021

The Public Meeting of SEMAB will be held on Friday February 5. It 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.
Scroll down to the end of the agenda to access the contact information for the passcode.

Fundraising Success, Thank You!
1894 March EM Morrissey Credit Cape Ann Museum
Thanks to all of your generous contributions Bob Hildreth’s challenge was exceeded. SEMA, with all of you Association members, is proud of our mission to raise funds to provide for the maintenance, equipment, manning, programming and operation of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey as a sail training vessel, school ship, and educational enterprise.  We are looking forward to the future and have begun working with Massachusetts Maritime Academy and SEMAB to return this much-loved vessel to Massachusetts within this year!  Soon new accomplishments will be written into her log, a continuation of the amazing story logged since her launch 127 years ago this week! 
Photo: March 1894 credit Cape Ann Museum
Progress Reports from the Shipyard
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! Since the last newsletter we have received three reports:

***** December 17. ***** January 8. ***** January 29 *****

Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. If you don't want to wait for the next Newsletter, bookmark the website and then you can check there often for reports.
You can easily access all our past posts about the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation project HERE.
Ernestina-Morrissey Loses a Friend in Former New Bedford Mayor, Fred Kalisz
Fred Kalisz
A Message from Gregg Swanzey
Our sincere condolences go out to Pat and Ricky Kalisz who were right alongside Fred in his tenure as Mayor of the City of New Bedford in 1998 through 2006. These were exciting years of growth and partnership for Schooner Ernestina from our homeport at State Pier on the New Bedford waterfront. 

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"!
Did you know that by shopping at Amazon.com 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!
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