December 12, 2018 ______Update 123
Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
A milestone reached!
The last plank for the rehabilitation of  Ernestina-Morrissey  was placed on October 25, 2018 at Bristol Marine’s Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Investing in the Future!
Thanks to the generous response to our #GivingTuesday message and to our Annual Appeal mailing we are on our way to meeting our year-end goal. Every donation is important because it demonstrates the broad and deep support Ernestina-Morrissey has in her home port New Bedford, in the Buzzards Bay Rim, in all of Massachusetts and across the United States and the world! If you haven't responded, it's not too late to

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Transom’s Done, All Hull Planking Complete!
The crew at Bristol Marine's Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine is doing a fabulous job!
You can help support this project 
by donating by mail or on-line with PayPal,
and while you're on the website check the photos of the ongoing work.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
It was an emotional event enjoyed by all, marked by  the blessing of the plank  with  Gloucester rum,  Canadian whiskey donated by SEMA members,  Cape Verdean grogue  and  Buzzards Bay Sow & Pigs beer.  The libations represented the vessel’s unique history as a Grand Banks fishing schooner, an Arctic explorer, a Cape Verdean trans-Atlantic packet, and most recently, a cultural and educational sail-training vessel and the Official Vessel of Massachusetts.

Thank You, New Bedford for Community Preservation!

The rehabilitation of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey is being supported with funds from the City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Act Program.
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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