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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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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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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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