January 2015

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin

January 12, 2015



Happy New Year!  I am sure you are waiting for news of Ernestina-Morrissey.  She is still at State Pier in New Bedford.  The Tug Jaguar is waiting for a weather window but the Marine Weather in the Gulf of Maine has not allowed a safe passage for the ship.  I will let you know as soon as we hear.  I know many of you want to give her a good send-off or watch her go through the Cape Cod Canal.  

There is progress though.  DCR has posted the Owner's Rep for Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Overhaul position.  The bids are due this week if you are interested follow the link to make inquiries.


Fair Winds,

Mary Anne McQuillan

Secretary, SEMA

Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 


The next Commission meeting has not been scheduled yet.   January 23 or 30 are likely.  Check the Upcoming Events on the website for details.



Issue 78

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  



John G. Andrade

Captain Willi BankM

Catherine Dempsey

Melissa DeValles

Michael Gomes

Kurt Hasselbalch

Manuel Lopez

Derek Stevens

Polly Zajac   



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Julius Britto, President
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc
 P.O. Box 2995
New Bedford, MA 02741