Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
SCHOONER ERNESTINA (SCHOONER ERNESTINA COMMISSION)

On February 5, 1894, a single line in the Gloucester Daily Times recorded an addition to the Massachusetts fishing fleet: "The new schooner for J.F. Wonson and Co. has been named Effie M. Morrissey." This marked the commonplace birth of a schooner that would become famous not only as Grand Banks fisher, but also as arctic expeditionary vessel under the command of Capt. Robert Abram Bartlett and World War II survey vessel under Commander Alexander Forbes. After a galley fire in 1947 the MORRISSEY was raised and renamed ERNESTINA to serve in the trans-Atlantic Cape Verdean packet trade operated by Henrique Mendes. In 1982 she was given by the Republic of Cape Verde to the people of the United States as a symbol of the close ties between the lands.

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Mailing Address: 
89 NORTH WATER STREET
NEW BEDFORD, MA 02740
Physical Address: 
89 NORTH WATER STREET
New Bedford, MA 02740

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Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Non-Arts / Non-Humanities
Institution/Business Type: 
Government - Executive (Municipal)