August 2016

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
August 30, 2016

The beauty of Ernestina-Morrissey's rising frames is breathtaking! Check the articles below for photos.  Have you visited Boothbay Harbor? Contact us with your news!  
It has been a busy summer and promises to be a busy fall as the Commission, DCR and SEMA work toward the ship's future.  Come to the Commission meeting, help at the festivals or send us your ideas on how to make Ernestina-Morrissey's future the best ever!
Follow the links in the following articles for more information on the website.

Fair Winds,
Mary Anne McQuillan
Secretary, SEMA
Save the Dates

While the ship's rehabilitation continues in Boothbay Harbor, Ernestina-Morrissey "sails" in the hearts and minds of those who love her.  Hope to see you in Gloucester, or New Bedford, Boston, or ....

In the Shipyard

It is amazing to watch the shipwrights a work on Ernestina-Morrissey's rehabilitation.  Take a look at the progress 
and then 
A Busy Summer
"Little Effie" at the Salem Maritime Festival

Ernestina-Morrissey  volunteers working
 to keep the ship in the public eye while the rehabilitation proceeds.   In Maine and through Massachusetts at festivals and celebrations more people are "meeting" Ernestina-Morrissey.
The mission now is introducing the Official Vessel of the Commonwealth and her amazing history to a wide constituency. She is recognized as one of the most significant historic vessels. Please help us spread the word about "our" vessel far and wide! Share! Share! Share! 

Thank You, Fred Sterner

Fred Sterner, fall 2003, his last season as mate..
"His has been a consistent voice of advocacy and care for the Schooner's proper stewardship, and ensuring her dynamic and purposeful life for generations to come.  It has been a pleasure to serve with him on the Commission, and I know that he will continue to do whatever he can for her future."

- Laura Pires-Hester, Chairperson, Schooner Ernestina Commission

Schooner Ernestina Comm ission Meeting   

September Commission meeting is scheduled  on Thursday, September 22, 2016 1-3 pm  at the  DCR Offices, 251 Causeway Street in Boston.  
Please  CONTACT us if you plan to attend so that the best sized room will be reserved.

Check the   Upcoming Events on the website  for the latest details.
Check the Commission page on the DCR website for more information.  Scroll down for Meeting Information.

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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  



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Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Miguel Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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