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Schooner ERNESTINA, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park State Pier, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA

Schooner ERNESTINA, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park State Pier, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA

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Significance: ERNESTINA is an example of Essex fishing schooner design and has been used for a variety of purposes. She worked in Grand Banks fishing during the peak of sail and is the oldest surviving Grand Banks fishing schooner. Robert "Bob" Bartlett sailed her in Arctic explorations ca. 1926-45, which were conducted for both private research institutions and the U.S. military during World War II. She was purchased by a Cape Verdean and refitted for the Cape Verdean packet trade, carrying immigrants and cargo between these Portuguese islands off western Africa and the United States. The Republic of Cape Verde gifted her to the United States, and she returned to this country in 1982. Thereafter, she worked as a cultural ambassador and sail training vessel. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990 and is now part of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1372
Survey number: HAER MA-168
Building/structure dates: 1893-1894 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 2008 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 85000022



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
McClain, George Melville
James & Tarr
Burnham, Willard
Bartlett, Robert "Bob"
John F. Wonson Company
Morrissey, William E
Morrissey, Effie Maude
A.P. Stoddart, Gloucester
Morrissey, Clayton
McInnis, John
Stanley, Josh
Harding, William
Atwood, Henry
Snow, Ansel
Ross, Henry
Ryder, William
Ross, Harry
Bartlett, Harold
Streeter, Daniel
Putnam, David Binney
Boyd, Louise
Richmond, Sydney
Jackson, Melvin Hoffman
Wassell, Michael
Pequot Marine Corporation
Coastal Carrier Corporation
Mendes, Louisa Rosary
Mendes, Henrique
Lopes, Alberto
Lopes, Marco
Platzer, Michael
Houston, Laura Pires
Massachusetts Schooner ERNESTINA COmmission
Britto, Julius
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, sponsor
Schooner Ernestina Commission, sponsor
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Croteau, Todd, project manager
Christianson, Justine, transmitter


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