Schooner Ernestina Restoration Effort Receives Major Grant
February 3, 2018
SouthCoast Today: The restoration of the famed schooner Ernestina-Morrissey has received a boost with a $100,000 matching grant from a New York foundation.
This takes a serious bite out of the pledge by the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association of $1 million as the nonprofit’s contribution to the $6.3 million project.
SEMA Treasurer Louise Croteau said Tuesday that SEMA has $240,000 left to raise by the matching grant’s deadline. “I hope we make it,” she said.
Watch a short video on the schooner Ernestina, filmed during the New Bedford episode of New England Boating TV.