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The Tall Ship Elissa is Back! Hull Repairs Completed, Returning to Texas Seaport Museum

The three masted iron barque Elissa, built in 1877, will be returning to her pier this Saturday at the Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston after completing a $3 million repair and replacement of hull plating.  Congratulations to Jamie White and all the staff, … Continue reading

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The Bounty Bound for Galveston?

The replica of the HMS Bounty built for the 1962 movie, Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando make the port of Galveston, its winter home.  The deal apparently has not been finalized but the Galveston Daily News reports that negotiations … Continue reading

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1877 Barque ELISSA Will Sail Again Soon

Thanks to Kurt Voss for this post on the repairs to the Tall Ship ELISSA.  Over thirty years ago Kurt became one of the original stateside volunteers for the 1877, 150-foot sailing vessel ELISSA. He has been a member of the ship’s … Continue reading

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The Tall Ship Elissa : Stray Current Electrolytic Corrosion

The barque Elissa  is one of the true ship restoration success stories.  The ship was rescued from near oblivion and restored at considerable cost by a dedicated group of volunteers.  She has been well maintained in  Galveston and has been taken on yearly sails, … Continue reading

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Updates of Recent Posts : Cyprus, the Volga, Baja, Algeciras & Galveston

A few updates of recent posts: Posted July 11th: Death on the Volga – Cruise Vessel Bulgaria Sinks, More than 100 Dead - From CNN: “Four people face criminal charges in connection with the sinking of a Russian ship Sunday in which … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Elissa – 1877 survives Hurricane Ike with little damage

ELISSA is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing barque built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company.  Under various names, rigs and owners she had a 90 year carreer carrying cargo. She was purchased by the Galveston Historical Foundation 1975. She … Continue reading

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