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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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Bringing E Home at Mystic Seaport March 24

Stephen J. W. Platzer has been sailing since childhood, and in 1982 he served as radio operator on the transatlantic voyage bringing Ernestina from Cape Verde to America. Click Here for INFO

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Ernestina Best in Massachusetts

VOTE Ernestina the Best Place in Massachusetts

The Special Commission Relative to Designating 1000 Great Places in Massachusetts was created by an Act of the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick on January 15, 2009. Its mission is to identify and recognize the 1000 most truly special places in the Commonwealth, in order to celebrate pride in our history and culture, increase knowledge of our natural surroundings, and encourage regional and international tourism.

go to this link VOTE

and vote, only one vote for each email address is allowed.

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Latest Picture

Peter Perreira from The New Bedford Standard Times was taking photos last week. Link to article here: PHOTO and click on thumbnail #7, the oval chain link.

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Commission Meeting Time Changed

The Commission Meeting Time has been Changed to 3-5 pm. This Friday, 2/19/2010. This will allow attendees to enjoy Maria De Barros' concert at the Z Friday evening.

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