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Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2002
Executive Office of Environmental Affairs

Today Forty-three people boarded Ernestina for one of the sessions slated for the three-day Partnership in Land Conservation and Stewardship Conference hosted by the Eastern Lands and Resources Council and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The group embarked at the Federal Court House Building on Boston Fan Pier for a morning sail in Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands.

The participants were representing environmental and land conservation organizations, from around the country.  They were aboard to learn more about the Boston Harbor National Recreational Area - a partnership for thegateway to Boston from some of the partnering organizations in the Alliance to manage the area.

Speakers included Kathy Abbott (President of the Island Alliance), Peter Lewenburg (Special Assistant for the Boston Harbor Islands at EOEA), Craig Macdonnell (EOEA), George Price (National Park Service Superintendent) and Betsy Shure Gross (Assistant Secretary for Community Preservation at EOEA).

A brisk autumn day with moderate northwesterly winds allowed for a cool but great day.  Many thanks to the EOEA for including the ERNESTINA in the conference.  Engineer Steve Swift presented a great overview of the history, mission, daily life aboard the ERNESTINA, and her commitment to education and connection to the state. 

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk

George Price speaks about the partnership to manage the Boston Harbor Islands

Peter Lewenburg, Kathy Abbott and George Price talk about the Alliance to manage the Boston Harbor Islands.

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