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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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Figureheads – Galveston’s Tall Ship Elissa, the Living Figurehead and the Yellow Rose

Yesterday we posted about Nannie Dee, the erotic yet frightening witch figurehead on the composite clipper Cutty Sark.   The figurehead on Galveston’s tall ship, the 1887 barque Eliisa, is quite different. When the ship was restored in the early 1980s, she was … 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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Coast Guard – Link Between Texas and New Jersey Hoax Distress Calls?

Last week we posted about a distress call to the Coast Guard reporting a yacht explosion off the New Jersey shore, which was an apparent hoax.  The search and rescue operation which resulted is estimated to have cost over $300,000.  Now the Coast … Continue reading

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Update: MS Carnival Triumph Allowed to Sail from Galveston, TX in Costa Concordia Lawsuit

Update:  The MS Carnival Triumph was allowed to sail as scheduled following last minute negotiations. The 2,758-passenger cruise ship MS Carnival Triumph was supposed to sail today for a five-day cruise to Yucatan and Cozumel. Instead, a Texas judge has ordered the ship … 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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1877 Barque Elissa Victim of Electrolytic Corrosion – Needs $3 Million Restoration

The barque Elissa, built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the Official Tall ship of the State of Texas and the star attraction at the Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston, is suffering from electrolytic corrosion, which if not repaired, may keep … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike and the Windfall for the Charles W. Morgan

A windfall, a sudden and unexpected occurrence of good fortune, literally refers to fruit or timber knocked down by the wind. Here is an intriguing story of a literal windfall from the Maritime Texas blog.

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