August 2012

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

September 10, 2012




New Bedford's Working Waterfront Festival will be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.  Ernestina ex Effie M Morrissey will be in the center of the action in her berth at State Pier.  Last year the ship was still at Fairhaven Shipyard.    This year we will need MORE volunteers to help the Ernestina Commission Programming Committee and DCR host the dignitaries for the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday AND four "Story Times" with children's authors Daisy Nell and Meghan Lapp, AND public deck tours on both days. 

The WWF has been a great on-deck opportunity to tell Ernestina's story in the past. Please join the Ernestina "crew" and volunteer for two hours to help tell the thousands of visitors to the Festival how important Ernestina ex Effie M Morrissey is to you and to Massachusetts.  Please share this message and ask your friends to join the "crew"!

CONTACT us today!


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA



Issue 58

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 Buddy Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Christopher Davis,  esq

Catherine Dempsey

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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