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Rye Historical Society (Rye, NY 10580-3002)
Michael K. Platzer (Project Director: June 1977 to present)

The Ernestina/Effie Morriessey Project

To establish the optimum program of use of the historic schooner Ernestina/Effie Morrissey by arranging agreement between civic groups in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York on use and support of the vessel; devising suitable youth programs; preparing a photo exhibition relating to ship's history, Arctic exploration, and Afro-American sea heritage; collecting materials and stimulating research on Cape Verde Packet Trade and Black seamen.

Project fields:
History, General

Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 9/30/1978