May 2017

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
May 30, 2017

In ten days we will be celebrating Ernestina' s return to Massachusetts! Get your tickets TODAY!   or if you can't join us we have added an additional sponsorship.  Your $100 sponsorship will recognize all the work of individuals whose efforts made it possible for us to Celebrate Ernestina-Morrissey on June 9.  AND your donation will be matched 1:1 by the Manton Foundation.  Just use the donate button.

The celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the return of Ernestina-Morrissey to Massachusetts will include recognition of five individuals who were part of the early efforts of repatriation and who continued to support the ship through the years.    Hundreds of people rallied to support Ernestina in the 1970's. The effort to return Ernestina to the United States began in earnest after the Cape Verdeans won independence in 1975.  READ MORE ........

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Attentive Home Care, Inc.
Attorney Scott W. Lang
Nye Lubricants, Inc.
Neal Weiss

Fred Borges Electric, Inc
Luzo Auto  Center
Vasco Pires

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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  



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Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Miguel Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

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