Tall Ship Elissa

Visitors to the historic port of Galveston will not want to miss a trip to the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21 – where they will find floating historic landmark Elissa, a fantastic three-masted, iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company. Stately Elissa has been designated one of America’s Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation; she is, once more, fully functional and sails annually during sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors may board and walk her well-scrubbed decks and imagine themselves fearless sailors on endless voyage across wide seas as well as hear the tale of her miraculous rescue from a Greek scrapyard and subsequent, meticulous restoration in the museum theatre adjacent the grand vessel.

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