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Boston Fan Pier at the Federal Court House Building

Tuesday, September 30th

Jon L. Luther, Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants CEO, flanked by Quarterback Tom Brady and other team members of the New England Patriots announced a new product line at Fan Pier adjacent to the Boston Federal Court House Building on September 30th. Ernestina presented a striking backdrop with orange and pink banners flying.

Dunkin Donuts sells 2.7 million cups of coffee every day, nearly one billion cups a year. That is a lot of coffee....

On September 30th a new espresso product line was launched with the help of imagery from Ernestina and the celebrity of the New England Quarterback, Tom Brady.

Ernestina staff worked with the International Communications firm of Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. to acquire some underway footage of the ship with all sail set including a new "fisherman staysail," Dunkin Donuts logo emblazoned on the starboard side, built by Sperry Sails in Marion, MA.

We also flew a swallowtail banner and many pennants built by Penny Brewer at Brewer Banner Designs in New Bedford (Penny has built the long Ernestina swallowtail banners that are often seen flying from Ernestina's masthead in port).

In order to get underway footage, a chase boat was needed. We called our good and longtime friend, Fairhaven Harbormaster Gary Golas, for assistance. He brought the film crew aboard at the New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor outer channel approach where we had some room to maneuver for the cameras earlier in the month.

Schooner Ernestina is proud to support Massachusetts-based companies as one way of exposing the ingenuity and work ethic that built this state and our nation ~ ...something that Ernestina exemplifies in her own history.


Tom Brady speaks for Dunkin Donuts and the "Espresso Revolution"

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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