August 2013

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

August 16, 2013




Celebrate schooners and the end of summer at the Gloucester Schooner Festival.  Help SEMA man a booth at Maritime Heritage Day Saturday August 31.  CONTACT us if you can share Ernestina with the festival-goers in Gloucester.


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA



NESN Boating Local  

NESN filming
Tom Richardson and the crew from New England Boating were in New Bedford filming a feature about the harbor and city's resources for boaters.  They visited Ernestina and Tom Nixon gave them a great tour and the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus sang.  The Chorus' performance is in the link above.  There is a short 3 minute segment about Ernestina if you scroll down in the Waypoints post.  The show will be rebroadcast on NESN on August 22 at 7 pm.


SEA Students Visit Ship

Captain Carl Herzog, former Schooner Ernestina mate, visited the ship several times this summer with his classes of high school students from Sea Education Association.



There Was Dancing in the Streets 

of New Bedford

Dancing on Purchase St

There was "Dancing in the Streets" to celebrate the anniversary of Schooner Ernestina's return and gift from Cape Verde to the United States.   Read More  .....  AND More Photos



Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 


The September Commission meeting has been scheduled for Friday August 16 at 3 pm . Details.


The agenda hasn't been posted yet but you can follow this link to check on upcoming meetings and you can access the minutes of previous Commission meetings by following the link and scrolling down the chronological list to the Schooner Ernestina Commission entries. 



Issue 67 

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. 















SEMA Directors:


Julius Britto 

Vice President:

Robert Hildreth

Louise Croteau


Mary Anne McQuillan  



John Buddy Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Michael Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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