June 2017

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
June 12, 2017

The Tall Ships are coming to Boston!  All hands on deck!

I know this is short notice but we are invited to share space with   Essex County Maritime Heritage on Fan Pier/Moakley Courthouse to reach out to the public that will be visiting SailBoston2017 next weekend.  This would give us the opportunity to promote, as Julius Brito put it in his comments Friday night, "the tallest of tall ships" our Ernestina-Morrissey.  But we cannot do this with just a couple of people, we need volunteers to help man the booth, for a shift or more between 9 am and 6 pm.  The exhibit is only being displayed for 3 days Saturday, 6/17 (Parade of Sail day,)  Sunday 6/18 and Monday 6/19.

In 1992 Ernestina, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her return to Massachusetts, sailed with the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor and again for SailBoston2000. This year we have to stand in for her while she is in Maine being prepared for her next amazing "life".  Next time, good as new and as the Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she will LEAD the Parade!

Please let me know if YOU can volunteer for a shift or more next weekend or Monday.   CONTACT US!  

Fair Winds,
Mary Anne
Celebrating Ernestina's 1982 Repatriation

What a great night last Friday! 
It is true, as the speakers repeated, that Ernestina-Morrissey has a soul that grabs you and won't let go.  The comradery of the people gathered at the Whaling Museum is evidence of that.  A good ship needs a good crew and the crew celebrating Ernestina is a GOOD CREW.  Everyone looks forward to SAILING again and the money raised at that event and the contributions of our wonderful sponsors will get us closer to that goal,  We haven't collected all the photos taken Friday but check the website soon.

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!
Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting has not been scheduled. It will be posted at www.ernestina.org as soon as we are notified.
The agenda will be posted yet but you can follow this link to 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
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