Celebrate Ernestina's 1982 Repatriation
In August 1982, after a 6 year, extensive rebuild,
was returned to M
where she began her amazing life, as a GIFT of the newly independent Republic of Cape Verde. Her return was celebrated in New Bedford, her new homeport and we will begin the celebration of the 35th Anniversary of this wonderful GIFT in New Bedford on June 9. This event will also be
a kick-off for the campaign to match the generous Manton grant of $375,000.