April 2015

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

April 11, 2015



Finally, the news we have been waiting for!  The Ernestina-Morrissey will start her voyage from New Bedford State Pier to Boothbay Harbor approximately 7:30-9:00 am Sunday, April 12.  You can follow the voyage by checking on Tug Jaguar 's position on-line Marine Traffic.

The ship will be passing Massachusetts Maritime Academy by late morning as she begins the passage through the Cape Cod Canal.  The current will be running fast around noon and she will transit to the east end (Scusset Beach) quickly.  I will be posting on SEMA's Facebook page and Twitter feed @ErnstinaMorrisy  if you want to check for more specific times tomorrow or you can check Tug Jaguar's position. Then it will be across the Gulf of Maine to Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.

The trip should take about 30 hours so Ernestina-Morrissey should arrive at the shipyard about mid-day Monday April 13.



Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA

Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 



The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors' Center. 33 William St. New Bedford.  

Check the  Upcoming Events on the website for details.




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Louise Croteau


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