||In early April
1988, the Commission advertised for a program and
development director "who can sustain a
well-organized, innovative program promoting the Schooner
Ernestina as an educational and community
development facility." By late July, Joseph Cardozo
had been hired for the position.
A highlight of August
1988 was a return trip to Brigus, Newfoundland, home of
Capt. Bob Bartlett. John Leamon of the Brigus Historical
Society in collaboration with the Ernestina Morrissey
Maritime Association in Bridgeport, CT developed the
funding to send the ship on an 18-day cruise. Mr.
Leamons group offered to raise $10,000 of the
$35,000 needed. This included a contribution of $5000
from the city of St. Johns which held Siree
88 festivities. Accompanying the vessel were
several of the original Arctic crew and the Bartlett
Dan Turner (front
row), Austen Colgate, George Pomeroy, Warner Kent and Dan Moreland
(back row). Reunion of Bartlett's Crew during Brigus, Newfoundland
Aft cabin after
Stops enroute on this trip included New Bedford, St. John's NF,
Brigus, NF, Lunenburg, NS, Shelbourne, NS, Gloucester, MA, Casco Bay,
Port Clyde, Hurricane Is., ME, Mystic, CT and Fall River, MA.
According to an article in the New Bedford
Standard-Times by Susan Pawlak-Seaman, December 11, 1988 At
age 94, Ernestina
begins a fourth career:
A grand old lady of 94, she has embarked upon
what is her fourth career. For the Schooner
Ernestina, her current status as sailing school ship,
living history museum and goodwill ambassador may
well prove her most challenging role. And Joseph C.
Cardozo is here to help her master it.
Mr. Cardozo is the program and development
director for the Massachusetts Schooner Ernestina
Commission; he came on board last July from
Initially in New Bedford and eventually across
the area, he is working to develop an educational
program for the regions students. But what is
involved with the Ernestina project "isnt
just sailing," Mr. Cardozo said. Rather, he is
talking a broader-based approach aimed at making
Southeastern Massachusetts school children and
teachers more aware of the ship, its 30 Union Street
museum and the valuable educational resources
contained in both.
Mr. Cardozo said the new program, piloted for
two weeks in October, is on hiatus for the winter.
But, while operating this fall, it drew about 500
students from the citys elementary and
secondary schools and the Greater New Bedford
Regional Vocational-Technical High School to the
museum and the ship.
Because there is more to the Ernestina than
meets the eye, the museum component is as important
as the shipboard visits and sails, Mr. Cardozo said.
"We have a slide show where we actually
teach the history of the vessel," he said.
"What weve found is that many students are
aware of the Cape Verdean part (of the Ernestina
past) but not the rest of it."
1988 Shipboard Staff
Daniel Moreland, Master
Carl Brown, Mate
Wm. Jeffrey Bolster, Mate
Jan Miles, Mate
Thomas Grace, Deckhand
Martha Bolster, Deckhand
Shelly Johnson, Cook
Vaughn Smith, Deckhand
Jerry Grant, Deckhand
John Carlisle, Deckhand
Gordon Ramos, Deckhand
Carrie McKillup, Deckhand
Timothy Vierick, Deckhand
Chuck Halloway, Deckhand
Tracy Decker, Deckhand
Wendy Roundstadler, Deckhand
Sy Hamilton, Deckhand
Joseph Chetwyn, Deckhand
Daniel Turner, Deckhand