Gregg Swanzey, the Executive Director of the Schooner Ernestina has resigned to take a similar position with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Ernestina is still hoping for funding for a needed haulout and repairs. A major part of the funding would come from the MA Dept. of Parks and Recreation, since Ernestina is owned by the state and is the "official Tall Ship" of the State of MA. This has to be one of the least organized depts around. I personally feel that Ernistina would be better served to be in the Education Dept., since that is her mission.