Schooner Ernestina Restoration Effort Receives Major Grant

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.

 

Read more about the grant towards the restoration of the Ernestina Morrissey.

 

 

Watch a short video on the schooner Ernestina, filmed during the New Bedford episode of New England Boating TV.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x8dUNirkhg&feature=youtu.be