November 2016

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
November 22, 2016

The friends of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey have a great deal to be thankful as this holiday season begins.   We Thank YOU for your continued support and look forward to when we can all see the ship sailing again and better than ever!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Fair Winds,
Mary Anne McQuillan
Secretary, SEMA

Tuesday November 29, 2016 has been designated #GivingTuesday to encourage you to give to your support, a global day of giving.  Join the movement.  Support Ernestina-Morrissey.   DONATE HERE
Fall in the Shipyard

Work has started on the forward part of the ship.  
Schooner Ernestina Comm ission Meeting   

The December  Schooner Ernestina Commission  meeting is scheduled  on Friday, December at 10 am at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors' Center. 33 William St. New Bedford.  

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

Did you know that by shopping at 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!
Issue 94

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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New Bedford, MA 02741