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ELISSA (Bark)

Galveston, Texas
County of Galveston.
Pier 21, The Strand
National Register Number: 78002930
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: TX-14 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Ship open to public: www.galvestonhistory.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
Built in 1877, the bark Elissa is the second oldest operational sailing vessel in the world and one of the three oldest merchant vessels still afloat. Open and accessible to the public, Elissa allows visitors to participate as working crew members, providing a firsthand perspective on square-riggers, maritime culture, seafaring, and maritime preservation.

Condition:
ELISSA is in excellent condition and remains seaworthy. The Galveston Historical Foundation recently held their largest sail training session, with 193 volunteers in attendance

ELISSA was dry docked in January 2008 for preservation work


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