January 2015

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

January 28, 2015



I have had several inquiries about how Ernestina-Morrissey weathered yesterday's blizzard.  DCR staff were assigned to watch over Ernestina-Morrissey, still docked at New Bedford State Pier, during the storm.   Check out the link to the website.     Today they are clearing the deck of snow.  Thank you to DCR for making Ernestina-Morrissey a priority.



Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA

Maritime Tall Tales in Song for AHA!

Join us at the Seamen's Bethel 15 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA.where we will share some maritime Tall Tales in song and celebrate a birthday.

Members of the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus will lead us in a chantey sing finishing with Happy Birthday to celebrate the 121st anniversary of Effie M. Morrissey (now Ernestina-Morrissey)'s launch.  Come to sing and share some birthday cake! 

February 12th from 6-7 pm.

Sponsored by The Ernestina Commission, Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. and New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus.   
AHA! offers several other events when you're done singing.  Check it out. 

Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 



The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00 am 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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