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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.
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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.

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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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American Schooner Assn. Award to Shipwright Harold Burnham,

American Schooner Assn. Award to Shipwright Harold Burnham,
New Slate of Officers Seated at Annual Meeting

Mystic, CT, February 7 -- The annual meeting of the American Schooner Association (ASA) was highlighted by the organization’s presentation of its prestigious Award to shipwright and boatbuilder Harold Burnham of Essex, MA. Burnham was also the guest speaker at the meeting, which took place at Mystic Seaport Museum the first weekend in February.

The award is presented periodically to an individual or organization that has contributed to the preservation of schooners and their history. It was presented at Mystic by outgoing commodore John Eginton, owner and skipper of Mystic Whaler. Past recipients have included the Mystic Seaport Museum, naval architect George Stadel, Jonathan Wilson, founder of WoodenBoat Magazine, Francis E. “Biff” Bowker, longtime skipper of Mystic Seaport’s schooner Brilliant, and the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend, WA.

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Maria De Barros Concert to Benefit Ernestina

Please mention Schooner Ernestina when you call or visit the box office to support your Ernestina.

WHO: Maria De Barros link to website: Maria
WHEN: Friday, February 19th 8 PM
WHERE: Zeiterion Theater, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford

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Happy 116th, Ernestina

Monday February 1 is the 116th anniversary of the launching of Effie M. Morrissey, now Schooner Ernestina. Friends shared a cake after the Commission meeting Friday.