Galveston’s Tall Ship Elissa — Sailing in Her 142nd Year

A video by Mike Headley of the Galveston’s tall ship Elissa on her yearly sail. She is a three-masted barque built in Aberdeen, Scotland and launched in 1877. She is now a museum ship at the Texas Seaport Museum.

SAILING ON THE ELISSA

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3 Responses to Galveston’s Tall Ship Elissa — Sailing in Her 142nd Year

  1. Willy says:

    Shouldnt that be 142nd? Or round it off to 140th year?

    Feel like it is some weird Shakespeare with How sharper than a serpent’s 142th it is to have a thankless child!

  2. Seeing all that rigging made me wonder if you still have traditional rope walks manufacturing in the USA?
    If you are ever in the UK the one at Chatham Historic Dockyard is well worth a visit.

  3. Rick Spilman says:

    There is a ropewalk at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT. It is cut down in length but still has the machinery in place.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vhI8gYUXpU

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