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Member Sail

Burr Brothers Boats

New Bedford State Pier

September 13, 2003

Member Sail

With close to forty-five members the ERNESTINA left the dock for a beautiful sail.  The crew was happy to have many family members, new faces, and old hands.  The extra special guests aboard the ship were members of the Morrissey family.  Relatives of the first owner and captain were on the ship talking of their kin and helping maneuver the ship.  A really nice sailing breeze allowed the permanent crew and members to set the four lowers and enjoy the middle of the day in Buzzards Bay.  It was also great to have members of the chorus who sang for sail setting and listening pleasure.  Thanks for a great day!

Burr Brothers Boats

What a wonderful evening of sailing, eating, drinking, and conversation!  What a great group of people to spend the evening with in Buzzards Bay.  Not only are the employees and friends of Burr Brothers maritime savvy but they know how to work too.  The numbers and sheer strength of this group made setting the mains'l seem like a piece of cake.  Setting the four lowers in record time allowed the crew and participants to spend more time enjoying the nice sailing breeze.  Though overcast, the weather did hold out for us.  The Burr Brothers employees and friends are a very nice group of people who we hope to see back in the future either as individual members or as a group again.

Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk
Captain: Amanda Madeira

The Morrissey family is back aboard! William E. Morrissey was the original part-owner and captain and Clayton Morrissey's first command was aboard the Ernestina ex-Effie M. Morrissey. See the history pages!

Crew member Amanda Lake and her parents are on for the sail.

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Schooner Ernestina
89 North Water Street, P.O. Box 2010, New Bedford, MA 02741-2010
phone 508.992.4900 -- fax 508.984.7719

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