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Working Waterfront Festival

WWF was a great success. During two days of beautiful weather our volunteers told Ernestina's story to nearly 3,000 people and collected over $700.00 in donations and merchandise sales. A musical presentation on the Main Stage "Many Lives of Ernestina" featuring: Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne, Rum Soaked Crooks, The Beans, Chuck Smiler, Polly Zajac, Candida Rose & Peter Arteaga highlighted the various cultures tied to Ernestina. Here is a video posted by Jack Tar Magazine. LINK and more photos thanks to CV News and the Working Waterfront staff.

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What's your Vision for Ernestina?

Join us for an inspiring day, where, ultimately, our ideas will create a new vision for the future of the Schooner Ernestina! The SEMA will hold a forum at the New Bedford Whaling Museum to discuss potential future uses of the historic ship. We seek diverse people ready to work together to describe how their ideas for the future of the Ernestina can be organized into a plan to sustain the ship’s restoration and operation. Come ready to think, share and get excited! The October 30th event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. CONTACT: Kristen Sarkarati at or (617) 448-9309, or Barbara (Monteiro) Burgo at or (508) 822-0558 for more information or to register. DETAILS: Saturday, October 30, 2010 ** 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m ** New Bedford Whaling Museum

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Ernestina Forum

There will be an important discussion of Ernestina's FUTURE held at The Schooner Ernestina Forum Saturday October 30 Save the date! Details soon.

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Ernestina needs your help!

The Working Waterfront Festival is this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 25 & 26. If you've never attended, this is a wonderful festival with music and food that showcases New Bedford's waterfront and celebrates all the people who work to make any vibrant waterfront successful. Ernestina fits perfectly into this year's "Cultural Mosaic" theme.

Ernestina is right in the middle of the festival grounds. This will be an excellent opportunity to tell Ernestina's story and to attract new friends to support the ship.
Two staff will be provided by DCR but the Coast Guard requires a minimum of 5 people to supervise visitors aboard Ernestina. We will also need more folks to staff the booth at the top of the gangway at Coast Guard Park and to staff the Visitors' Center on State Pier. The festival hours are 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and 11am to 5 pm on Sunday. We will also need some help on Friday to make sure we're all ready.

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Gloucester Heritage Day

Thank you to Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center for hosting us during the 2010 Schooner Festival. And a special THANK YOU to the volunteers who helped tell Ernestina/Effie M Morrissey's story to the visitors Saturday. Julius Britto made digital video recordings of suggestions for Ernestina's future. Lorraine Louanis brought maps of Bob Bartlett's voyages. As you can see we had a great day!

Jim, Paula, Julius

Jim Verni, Paula Sydlowski Julius Britto

Paula and Bill

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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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