Ernestina is a powerful place to
teach and a compelling place to learn.
vessel's educational programs and
seminars are tailored to meet the
specific needs of schools, colleges and
other educational and cultural
The ship continues to make history as
a cultural resource rich in tradition and
diversity, often serving as a memorable
setting for civic, social and corporate
On February 5,
1894, a single line in the Gloucester
Daily Times recorded an addition to
the Massachusetts fishing fleet:
"The new schooner for J.F. Wonson
and Co. has been named Effie M.
Morrissey." This marked the
commonplace birth of a schooner that
would become famous not only as Grand
Banks fisher, but also as arctic
expeditionary vessel under the command of
Capt. Robert Abram Bartlett and World War
II survey vessel under Commander
Alexander Forbes. After a galley fire in
1947 the MORRISSEY was raised and renamed
ERNESTINA to serve in the trans-Atlantic
Cape Verdean packet trade operated by
Henrique Mendes. In 1982 she was given by
the Republic of Cape Verde to the people
of the United States as a symbol of the
close ties between the lands.
Explore her history
pages... You can also follow a timeline
for a chronological descriptions and
to see Ernestina under sail?
(This movie @ 2.61M
could take up to 15 minutes to download)
Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus
If you are
wondering what the chorus is up to, who
is singing these days or want to take
some great sound home on a CD go to the
new Chorus webpage.... We have
the 2006 Schedule Up - Take a Look!
Funding from the
Education through Cultural and Historical
Organizations (ECHO) program of the U.S.
Department of Education links cultural
organizations in Alaska, Hawaii, and
Massachusetts in developing cultural and
educational initiatives. Thanks to
this initiative Ernestina was underway
for the 2004 season! See our events
page for a summary of the year's
tuned to the news
page for the current status of the
ship and to get a briefing on the outlook
for the coming year. You can also sign up
for regular news
flashes that will keep you informed.
Where has the
ship sailed? What kind of activities take
place during the programs? Would you like
to access our large archive of images
from the ship underway? You can click on
daily log pages from the calendar pages....
once you get to the monthly page your
interested in, just click to any of the hyperlinked
dates in the left hand column.
Ships to Save the Waters
MA Environment as an
Integrating Context Demonstration School
Network Summary ~ June 2003
If you would like to explore some
other links you can go to our linklist.
there and done
Ernestina Press Photos
You can access a growing gallery
of higher resolution images.