Ernestina was due to leave the Islands sometime in
July or August 1959 for the annual passage across to
Providence but never departed, although word was passed
by Capt. Pedro Silva Evora of the Maria Sony
upon his crossing in July.
Capt. Evora passed along the news of the sinking and loss of another Cape Verdean packet, the Madalan, on the island of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands earlier in the year.
Ernestina did not reappear across the Atlantic until 1964.
Ernestina coming alongside in Mindelo, Sao Vicente, CVI 1960.