Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Ernestina Logbook Page

Date: Friday, August 11, 2000
Time: 1830 EDT

Schooner Ernestina sails in the Parade of Sail for Fall River Celebrates today from 1500 to 1830. Members of the Chamber of Commerce and their families were aboard. They pulled with a will just like they have been all year to pull off a fabulous festival spanning five days at Heritage State Park on Mt. Hope Bay.

You can see images of the Sloop Providence and Schooner Californian along with the loud salute from the Big Guns of the USS Massachusetts.

The Parade track ran down to the Mt. Hope Bridge and then returned.

The lower image shows Nathalie Bornes from France at the helm who is aboard as part of an exchange program for students through a group of Westport families.

The Festival features Blood Sweat & Tears with David Clayton Thomas, Roomful of Blues, Taylor Dayne, Billy Gilman and much more entertainment along with a celebration of the cultural diversity of the city through a Portuguese night.

Wind: SW Force 3
Visibility: Hazy

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

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Schooner Ernestina
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