Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tall Ships Galveston – Elissa

Stern view of tall ship Elissa
She’s the Official Tall Ship of Texas and a wonderful symbol of the seafaring history of the Gulf Coast.

Built in 1877, Elissa was the oldest vessel at Tall Ships Galveston. She was also the longest at 205’.

Check out our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/dC7vNN8S7F8
(You may need to copy and paste the link into your browser)

ships wheel
Elissa has quite a history over all those years, and if you’d like to learn more, check out these links:
https://www.galvestonhistory.org/attractions/maritime-heritage/1877-tall-ship-elissa-3
https://www.galveston.com/texasseaportmuseum/

We got to see her under sail another time. Here’s that video: https://youtu.be/SqfSy9FHFK8

And here’s a post our earlier visit:
https://aswegorv.blogspot.com/2017/12/texas-seaport-museum.html

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