December 29, 2018 ______Update 124
Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
Thank You, New Bedford!

Yesterday Julius and Mary Anne met Anne Louro, Preservation Planner in the offices of the New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development, to receive a $100,000 grant from the City’s Community Preservation (CPA) funds.  
New Bedford’s $100,000 contribution to the current rehabilitation of Ernestina-Morrissey will be matched 1:1 by The Manton Foundation, bringing SEMA very close to completing our $1 million pledge toward the rehabilitation project. In addition to The Manton Foundation, SEMA’s campaign has been supported by the Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles Fund (of CFSEMA), The Carney Family Charitable Foundation, Hildreth Stewart Charitable Foundation, The Island Foundation and by thousands of smaller donations from all the individuals who love  Ernestina-Morrissey  and her history and believe in her future mission. READ MORE....

CPA payment
Join with New Bedford, Contribute Today!

There are just three days left in 2018, don't miss this opportunity to have your gift matched by The Manton Foundation! Help us reach SEMA"s $1,000,000 goal!
Every donation is important because it demonstrates the broad and deep support Ernestina-Morrissey has in her home port New Bedford, in the "Buzzards Bay Rim", in all of Massachusetts and across the United States and the world! If you haven't responded, it's not too late to

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Thank You, New Bedford for Community Preservation!

The rehabilitation of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey is being supported with funds from the City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Act Program.
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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