Phoenix of the Seas
Phoenix of the Seas: Ernestina-Morrissey, State Ship of Massachusetts
By Chester Brigham
Hardcover, 276 pages
© 2015 Chester Brigham. Whale’s Jaw Publishing.
Here is the epic three-ocean, three centuries history of the Gloucester schooner
Effie M. Morrissey, later the Ernestina, and now the Ernestina-Morrissey. Learn about the many reincarnations of the multi-purpose vessel:
First Incarnation: 1894-1925
Sailing as a highline cod fishing schooner out of Gloucester and coasting schooner carrying supplies.
Second Incarnation: 1926-1945
Sailing on annual Arctic expeditions for scientific institutions as well as serving for the U.S. Army and Navy.
Third Incarnation: 1946-1982
After being nearly destroyed by fire, she sails as a packet ship between Rhode Island and the Cape Verde Islands.
Fourth Incarnation: 1983-2003
Sailing as the State Ship of Massachusetts with a busy schedule of training, serving as ambassador for maritime heritage and as a classroom.
Fifth Incarnation: 2014-?
Currently undergoing complete restoration.
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