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- Rick Spilman on Figureheads – Galveston’s Tall Ship Elissa, the Living Figurehead and the Yellow Rose
- Eli Kuslansky on Figureheads – Galveston’s Tall Ship Elissa, the Living Figurehead and the Yellow Rose
- Rick Spilman on Earth Day on a Misnamed Planet– First Climate Change Refugees & Planning for Climate Change War
- Paul C on Earth Day on a Misnamed Planet– First Climate Change Refugees & Planning for Climate Change War
- CAPT. D. Peter Boucher, Kt. SMOM, Dip.LA, MM (Ret.) on Earth Day on a Misnamed Planet– First Climate Change Refugees & Planning for Climate Change War
- Jan Christensen on Earth Day on a Misnamed Planet– First Climate Change Refugees & Planning for Climate Change War
- Marcello Niccolai on The Return of Farrell Lines? Or Merely Seeing Shadows?
- Rick Spilman on Are Passenger Ro-Ros Inherently Unsafe? The Sewol Tragedy & Past Passenger/Ro-Ro Disasters
- DAVID RYE on Are Passenger Ro-Ros Inherently Unsafe? The Sewol Tragedy & Past Passenger/Ro-Ro Disasters
- cb on Update: Captain Error and Poor Bridge Design Caused Seastreak Wall Street Ferry Collision
- This Week’s Top New York History News | The New York History Blog on From the “Hole-in-the-Wall” to the Bridge Café — Gallus Mag to Hurricane Sandy
- Rick Spilman on E Ship 1 – Has the Flettner Rotor Ship Finally Arrived?
- naomi on South Korean Ferry Tragedy — Close to 300 Missing as Ferry Sewol Sinks
- Phil on An Easter Sailing Video — Are Those My Peeps ?
- Rick Spilman on South Korean Ferry Tragedy — Close to 300 Missing as Ferry Sewol Sinks
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.