May 2013

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

May 2, 2013




The ship looks great!  The cover is off and the paint is fresh.  The next update will fill  you in on the contract to raise the masts. The work on that project has just started.   And DCR has announced there will be a full time Interpreter this summer starting June 1.  See the article below to apply. Thank you to DCR for all the progress.


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA




Park Serve Day 

Brings Spring to Ernestina

A great crew of volunteers worked so hard to get the cover off Ernestina  and the difference is amazing!


Summer Employment Opportunity


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The seasonal Park Interpreter position for Ernestina has been posted. The application deadline is May 7.

Visit the official DCR posting  for details.

Please pass this information along if you anyone who may be interested.


What's Been Happening

 Under That Cover?


David Pires has joined Manny and Paul this winter and this crew worked hard all winter on various projects, including rebuilding the aft section of the cover after the blizzard.  More details and photos....

Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 


The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors' Center. 33 William St. New Bedford. 


The agenda hasn't been posted yet but you can follow this link to check on upcoming meetings and you can access the minutes of previous Commission meetings by following the link and scrolling down the chronological list to the Schooner Ernestina Commission entries. 



Issue 63

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. 















SEMA Directors:


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

Polly Zajac   



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New Bedford, MA 02741