February 23, 2021 ______Update 144
Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
Ernestina-Morrissey has a new Captain!
 The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) has announced that Tiffany Krihwan is the new Captain of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. Captain Krihwan was Senior Captain of the Denis Sullivan, a 19th-century Great Lakes schooner, since 2008. She is an experienced tall ship captain and has sailed on a few Essex Schooners and will be working to develop outstanding programs for the MMA cadets and the public! 

Progress Reports from the Shipyard
Thank you, Bristol Marine, for sharing the latest news of the great work your crew is accomplishing during the pre-launch fitting-out of Ernestina-Morrissey! Since the last newsletter we have received two reports:

******February 9*****and*****February 22******

Currently, all work on the Ernestina-Morrissey at the Shipyard is being funded through the generosity of the Lenfest Family. If you don't want to wait for the next Newsletter, bookmark the website and then you can check there often for reports.
You can easily access all our past posts about the Ernestina-Morrissey rehabilitation project HERE.
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Advisory Board Meeting

The next meeting of SEMAB will be held on March 26 at 9 am. The meeting of SEMAB will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be available. They will use their best effort to ensure that the public can access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. Agenda and more information HERE.  

The Wind in Our Sails!
This Project to rehabilitate Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being supported by a public/private partnership with funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The H.F. Lenfest Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, the Hildreth-Stewart Charitable Foundation, The Manton Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts - Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles Fund, the City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Act Program, the Carney Family Foundation, the Island Foundation, other grants and many individual contributions. You can join this "crew"!
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-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