|The year 2000 was a very active one beginning with a
maritime heritage festival and after-school programs, a multitude of
public school programs and Tall Ship events. Some of the many press
articles are shown below. An extensive overview is found in the
several editions of Log of a Record Run published during the year.
They are linked from the outreach
This year 7,500 school children were served along with 363 teachers. The ship traveled approximately 5,500 miles.
Heritage Festival involved many partners and presenters
Mayor Fred Kalisz
receives a model of Ernestina in thanks
In 2000 Schooner Ernestina transited the Eastern Seaboard as part of the OpSail and TallShips events ranging from the northern Chesapeake to Halifax, Nova Scotia. An extensive overview is found in the Summer edition of the Log of a Record Run linked from the Outreach page.
Stops included Wilmington, Philadelphia, Asbury Park, Yonkers, Jersey City, New York City, New Bedford, Onset, Boston, Yarmouth (NS), Halifax, Lunenburg, Portland, Gloucester and Salem.
The Boston Globe
featured a great graphic describing the ship's varied history
Taking a break during the Halifax event on the bowsprit of Ernestina.
Laurie Weitzen was recognized in a feature article in the Standard-Times
EOEA Secretary Bob
Durand announced Buzzard Bay's designation
The After-School Program Goes to New York!
In July 2000, just prior to the Parade of Sail in New York Harbor, the first annual "Ships to Save the Waters" (StStW) Conference was held thanks to the inspiration of Pete Seeger (being interviewed in image to the right) who envisioned a venue for networking water-based programs, sharing environmental educational methodologies and exposing the work of these ships to the public-at-large. Schooner A.J. Meerwald, Sloop Clearwater and Schooner Ernestina (Clearwater is alongside Ernestina in image below) organized and hosted the event along with sponsorship from the Liberty State Park Development Corporation in Jersey City, New Jersey.
A vision statement was developed: "The waters of the world are precious. Traditional sailing vessels are magical places where waters share their secrets and expose our vulnerability. StStW brings these special vessels together, broadcasts their message and recruits new stewards for sustainable, healthy world waters for this and future generations." Madame Francine Cousteau, president of The Cousteau Society, was the keynote speaker along with Luis Garden Acosta of El Puente Academy.
Island Foundation Funds Internships
Thanks to a three-year $20,000 grant from the Island Foundation, Schooner Ernestina will now be able to build a strong internship program involving young people of the Greater New Bedford area while creating interpretive elements for our museum space and serving the community in other ways. Several individuals have come to work as interns this year so far. Their bios follow:
Rebeca Torres is in the History Museum Studies Program at Cooperstown Graduate Program and comes to Schooner ERNESTINA thanks to a grant from the Island Foundation. ERNESTINA and the New Bedford Historical Society are working jointly on a Cape Verdean Immigration Internship for ten weeks this summer to look at immigration patterns and factors of Cape Verdean residence in Greater New Bedford drawing from the censuses of the late 19th and early 20th century. Products will include a database and set of maps with graphic representations of the data.
Patricia Rodrigues recently graduated from New York University with a B.A. in History. She has studied at NYU in Paris, France and has related experiences researching archival materials in Praia, Cape Verde and organizing a conference in Ethiopia. She is fluent in Crioulo, Portuguese and some French and Spanish. Patricia comes to ERNESTINA as a graduate intern helping us build an interactive interpretive display focusing on the Cape Verdean packet trade for our 89 North Water Street facility. She recorded several interviews and created Ernestina’s first on-line audio resources that we hope will help visitors to the site develop an understanding of Cape Verdean cultural and maritime stories. Please see http://www.ernestina.org/history/index.html and follow the link from there.
Calvin Arterberry is back again this year as intern for the summer helping us with everything from educational programs to shaving our newly acquired timber to remove the bark for ultimate construction of bowsprit and gaffs. He is a student at New Bedford High School.
Edison DaCosta and Jonathan DaCosta are brothers who are at New Bedford High School and came to help ERNESTINA for the summer. Whether aboard from time to time or ashore, we can count on them to be there and do a great job! They help with programs as well as the maintenance of the ship. Edison is back for his third year.
Randy Post-Maher – Randy began this season as a volunteer during the re-rigging of the ship in March and April. She is a Dartmouth home-school high school junior and came aboard for 4 weeks in May. She participated in numerous day sails and worked with the crew to prepare the ship for the sailing season.
Presenting a Donation to Tom Goux
2000 Program Staff
Ken Cabral, Relief Steward
Monika Bang-Campbell, Relief Steward
Laurie Belisle, Mate
Scott Cann, Mate
Waltraud Coli, Anthropologist
Seth Goodwin, Mate
Samantha Gordon, Deckhand
Margaret Graustein, AB Certificate
Samantha Heyman, Mate
Carl Herzog, Mate
Jonathan Kabak, Mate
Caleb McClennen, Mate
Michael McDevitt, AB Certificate
Mary Anne McQuillan, Educator/Deckhand
Crista Mellican, Shipboard Program Coordinator
Douglas Miller, Deckhand
Sophie Morse, Chief Mate & Relief Captain
Inette Rex, Shipboard Program Coordinator
Tara Roesberg, Relief Cook/Deckhand
Chelsea Ruben, Deckhand
Erica Sachs, Mate
Ben Searl, Deckhand
Neal Shluker, Mate
Gordon Sims, Mate
Fred Sterner, Mate
Michael Stewart, Deckhand
Stephen Swift, Engineer
Laurie Weitzen, Steward
Polly Zajac, Shore-based Program Coordinator
For more stories please follow the link to the newsletter from the outreach page...