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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Elissa

Posted by Tall Ships America on March 29, 2016


Elissa Under-Way






Where you’ll find the ship

Galveston, TX

Fun Facts

Elissa’s homeport is just under an hour away from Houston, TX where the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and Championship will be played this weekend. Our intern, Micah Wisen, is a current student at Syracuse University and is pulling for a big victory for his Orange on Saturday!

The backstory

In 1975, a rusted iron hulk lay in the waters of Piraeus, Greece. Nearly 100 years earlier, she has sailed the world’s oceans as a proud square-rigged sailing ship. Cut down, leaking and decrepit, she waited a cable’s length from the scrap year. Today, Elissa remains one of the hallmarks of maritime preservation. Lovingly restored and maintained, she sails again, continuing a far longer life than most ships are ever granted. She tests her readiness annually in a series of sea trials amid the oil rigs and shrimpers off Galveston Island. Working under professional officers, her volunteer crew completes an extensive dockside-training program.

Who Sails

School groups from middle school through college; individuals of all ages



2 Responses to “It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Elissa”

  1. Will you be passing by Mackinac Island and if so,
    approximately when?

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