Schooner Ernestina Morrissey departs New Bedford for restoration at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Maine

ernestina headed for overhaulThe small flags atop the Ernestina-Morrissey’s masts whipped in the wind, as the schooner made its way out of the harbor, tugged by the Jaguar early Sunday morning.  “It’s a good omen that it’s one of the most beautiful day of spring that she leaves the harbor to be restored,”  Anne Louro said. “It’s a great new chapter for a boat who has had many chapters.” The restoration is expected to cost about $6 million, Pires-Hester said, and the funds are coming from a variety of sources. Read the rest here 11:40

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