May 2017

Ernestina in New Bedford Harbor
                                                                                                                      photo by Roland Morin
May 21, 2017

You're Invited!  Honoring the Past, Supporting the Future!
In August 1982_ the Ernestina appeared out of the fog off Breton Reef Light_ Newport_ RI. Photo Credit Stephan Platzer_ delivery crew

Celebrating Ernestina-Morrissey!
Join us as we honor hard-working individuals who  brought  Ernestina  back to the United States. They champion the ship to this day. You can celebrate their contributions and support the future of  Ernestina-Morrissey.  Get your

Don'tr miss this opportunity to join us at the Whaling Museum for an evening of Cape Verdean music, food, dance and recognition.  

More information below and   HERE.

Sponsorship opportunities listed on this   FORM  

 See you June 9!

The Schooner Ernestina Commission
New Bedford Whaling Museum Cape Verdean Advisory Council
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc.


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!
Schooner Ernestina Commission Meeting 

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting is not scheduled 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'

Check Upcoming Events on the website for notification of the next scheduled meeting.

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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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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