Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

What is special about Ernestina?

Only surviving
19th century
Grand Banks fishing schooner
Only surviving
sailing transatlantic
packet schooner
to carry immigrants to America
Set farthest north record
for any wooden
sailing vessel in 1940
Named  in
New Bedford Whaling
National Historical Park enabling legislation
One of two
remaining sailing Arctic
exploration vessels

Schooner Ernestina is...
by the people of
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
and placed in the
Department of Conservation and Recreation
1894 Photo
as a
National Historic Landmark
by the
Department of Interior
with award winning restoration
by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Sailing School Vessel (1986)
& Passenger Vessel (1994)

1994 Photo


Copyright 1997-2006
Schooner Ernestina
P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
phone 508.992.4900 -- fax 508.984.7719