October 2016

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
October 27, 2016

The Schooner Ernestina Commission continues working toward the very best future for Ernestina-Morrissey.  Check the articles below to see how.  If you have a message for them CONTACT US


Fair Winds,
Mary Anne McQuillan
Secretary, SEMA
Schooner Ernestina Comm ission Meeting   

The October Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting is scheduled  on Friday, October 28, 2016 1-3 pm  at the  DCR Offices, 251 Causeway Street in Boston.  
Please  CONTACT us if you plan to attend so that the best sized room will be reserved.

Check the   Upcoming Events on the website  for the latest details.
Check the Commission page on the DCR website for more information.  Scroll down for Meeting Information.

New Commissioners Introduced

l-r: Karl Pastore (DCR designee), Dagny Ashley (MOTT designee), Jonathan Carvalho (DOE designee), Gene Monteiro (secretary), Licy DoCanto (vice chair) , Laura Pires-Hester (chair), Ed DePina, absent: Brian Rothschild .

At a recent Commission meeting three recently sworn in members were introduced to the attendees.  Dagny Ashley...... Jonathan Carvalho ...  Ed DePina ...

The new  Ernestina-Morrissey banner was donated by   Brewer Banner Designs.  Thank you!

Summer's Over in the Shipyard

Lenfest Hildreth visit
Philanthropists Gerry Lenfest and Bob Hildreth viewed the progress on  Ernestina-Morrissey's rehabilitation in August.  Together they have provided $2.8 million toward this project and we thank them for their continued interest in the future of the ship. 

Recycle + History = Art

This summer artists from the SouthCoast visited New Bedford State Pier to glean surplus material from the  Ernestina-Morrissey storage area.   Chuck Smiler and  Gallery X's Chuck Hauck organized this opportunity for artists to "re-purpose" the material they gleaned with the cooperation of the Schooner Ernestina Commission and the Department of Conservation and Recreation's project manager and pier manager.  

READ MORE ... and check out the amazing ART!

Did you know that by shopping at Amazon.com you can support Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey?   Bookmark this link so that the next time you shop at Amazon a portion of your purchase can support your ship!
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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. 















SEMA Directors:


Julius Britto 

Vice President:

Robert Hildreth

Louise Croteau


Mary Anne McQuillan  



Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Miguel Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

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