June 2016

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
June 20, 2016

The Ernestina-Morrissey is starting to come together and the photos are AMAZING!  I hope you enjoy our latest Update. 
Remember, SEMA is raising funds to complete this work.  Please consider a donation today
The summer season brings festivals and an opportunity to keep Ernestina-Morrissey "in mind" while she is "out of sight".  Check the Upcoming Events on the website often for the latest "goings on" and please volunteer to help out.

Fair Winds,
Mary Anne McQuillan
Secretary, SEMA
Commission Programming Initiative

The summer use of the ship is still a few years away but the Schooner Ernestina Commission is beginning to plan for Summer Programming when the ship returns to homeport, New Bedford.  If you would like to participate in this conversation please CONTACT US.  Help the Commission prepare for the very best future for Ernestina-Morrissey!  
Amazing Oak!

Oaks ready for harvest in Denmark
Materials procurement has been one important facet of this first year's work by Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and with the help of Harold Burnham, DCR's owner's representative on the project, they have stockpiled some amazing wood including Danish oak and Georgian live oak for Ernestina-Morrissey's rehabilitation.  

More PHOTOS and details on the website.

Shipwrights at Work

The work on Ernestina-Morrissey's rehabilitation is just amazing and beautiful.  Much of the credit goes to the shipwrights who have the very best materials to work with.  Take a look at this post on the website to see just how beautiful and amazing!

More PHOTOS, VIDEOS and details on the website

New Stern Structure Coming Together

Mortise ready for the next frame.

More PHOTOS and VIDEOS and details on the website.  

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 Commission Meeting 


An August Commission meeting will be scheduled at a later date

Check the  Upcoming Events on the website  for 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  



Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Miguel Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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