April 2015

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

April 13, 2015



They have made GREAT time and are in Boothbay Harbor now (8:30 am 4/13/2015) (according to Marine Traffic) getting ready to tie up at the Shipyard. 24 hours after leaving New Bedford.  We'll keep you posted on the project as Ernestina-Morrissey is prepared for her next life. 


Depart New Bedford
April 12, 2015, Leaving New Bedford
Fare Well, Ernestina-Morrissey. We look forward to the time when you pass Butler's Flat Light again, headed north, under your own power.



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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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  



John G. Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Michael Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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New Bedford, MA 02741