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Schooner Ernestina Morrissey Presentation
September 27 @ 6:30 pm
Learn about the history of, renovation of, and vision for the Schooner Ernestina Morrissey at 5 Church Street in Mattapoisett on Thursday, September 27at 6:30 pm. The vessel was built in 1894 at the James and Tarr Shipyard for the Gloucester fishing fleet. Under Captain Bob Bartlett, she sailed to within 600 miles of the North Pole, and later brought immigrants to the U.S. under the power of sail. Returned to the US in 1982 as a gift from the newly independent Cape Verdean people, she sailed as an educator until 2005. Questions? Please call 508-758-2844 or visit the Ernestina website: http://www.ernestina.org/