Touring the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA Galveston, Tx

I love these old ships and getting on one has been a goal of mine, hope another time to sail on one. The Galveston Historical Foundation keeps this ship in sailing condition and it still goes out twice a year. For the $10 admission fee to get in, its well worth it.

From GalvestonHistory.org website :

“Galveston Historical Foundation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, from a scrapyard in Piraeus Harbor, Greece to Galveston to begin restoration work in 1978. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed restoration and transformed this rare, historic vessel into a floating museum that would actively sail. Today, the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA is one of only three ships of her kind in the world to still actively sail and welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually. She also serves as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, a National Historic Landmark, and a symbol of the Gulf Coast’s historic beginnings as a seaport and active waterfront. The 1877 ELISSA, a Tall Ship for Texas, welcomes visitors at the Galveston Historic Seaport. Experience Galveston’s maritime history daily.”

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