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Cape Verdean Recognition Week Events

Barbara Burgo answers questions at Cape  Verde 35-550 event

Barbara Burgo answers questions at Cape Verde 35-550 event at the Whaling Museum. Barbara also staffed the booth at the parade grounds on Saturday.

Madison, Stephanie & Casey carried the banner

Madison, Stephanie & Casey carried the banner

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park partners marched together in the parade

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March with SEMA July 3

The 38th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade is coming up on Saturday, July 3. SEMA will be marching with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park partners.
The parade begins at 11 AM, with check-in at 10:00 am. We will all gather
at Rockdale Avenue and Union Street at Buttonwood Park. The parade route is as follows: East on Union St, South on Acushnet Ave., West on Grinnell St, and North onto Pleasant St. The parade will pass the reviewing stand at the former Morse Twist Drill parking lot between Wing and Bedford Streets.

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Cape Verde 35/550

Celebrate 550 years since discovery and 35 years since independence this Wednesday at the Whaling Museum. This event kicks off Cape Verdean Recognition Week.

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Ernestina Front Page News

Read the recent article from The New Bedford Standard Times HERE.

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Dory Racers Successful

Two of Schooner Ernestina's Lunenburg trawl dories took part in the Buzzards Bay Open Water Rowing Challenge on Saturday, June 12. The Buzzards Bay Rowing Club,, race sponsor and organizer, enthusiastically welcomed the effort to bring dories, historic working rowing boats, to the race.
Ernestina and BBRC volunteers, assisted by DCR carpenter Manny Silva, prepared and launched the dories. Guillermo Gonzalez, Bill Wurm, Laurie and SEMA director John Bullard rowed two of the Ernestina's dories from their berth, out of the harbor and to Fort Taber. The eight mile round trip served as a good sea trial. Dory #1 is tight as a drum and rows very well. Dory #2 has a leak which requires bailing every few minutes.

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Call For Volunteers

Schooner Ernestina
Department of Conservation and Recreation
10 E State Pier Contact: Leah, Visitor Services Supervisor
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-4900
Call For Volunteers
New Bedford - Volunteers are needed to assist with tours at the Schooner Ernestina. The Schooner Ernestina is the State Ship of Massachusetts and an important part of our local cultural history. Whether you’ve volunteered with us in the past or are a new face, all are welcomed to an informational meeting to be held. CLICK on "read more" on next line to see the rest of the information.

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Schooner Ernestina Commission Meetings

The Schooner Ernestina Commission will meet Friday, May 21, 2010 in Boston. The location TBA. The June 18 meeting will be held at 1 pm in the meeting room at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street , New Bedford, MA.

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Commission Meeting Friday

The next Schooner Ernestina Commission meeting will be held on Friday, March 26, 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Visitors' Center of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

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Celebrate Bartlett at the Ocean Explorium

The Schooner Ernestina Commission is proud to announce the opening of the “Celebrate Bartlett” exhibit at the New Bedford Ocean Explorium. This exhibits chronicles the life of Captain Robert A. Bartlett, owner of the Effie M. Morrissey from 1926-1946. The exhibit, designed by the Historical Sites of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be on loan until the end of June.
Click on "read more" on next line for information about a SPECIAL opening event.

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Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association on Facebook

Join Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association at the American Schooner Association (ASA-LINK) booth at the Maine Boatbuilders' Show (MBB-SHOW) in Portland, Maine this weekend. SEMA also has a fan page on Facebook. Become a fan of on Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association Facebook.(LINK)

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