9780738578552

Galveston's the Elissa: : The Tall Ship of Texas

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738578552

  • ISBN10:

    073857855X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-04
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

For nearly three decades, the 1877 sailing ship Elissa has been widely recognized as one of the finest maritime preservation projects in the world. Unlike some tall ships of today, the Elissa is not a replica but a survivor. Over her century-long commercial history, she carried cargoes to ports around the world for a succession of owners. Her working life as a freighter came to an end in Piraeus, Greece, where she was rescued from the salvage yard by a variety of ship preservationists who refused to let her die. The story of Elissa’s discovery and restoration by the Galveston Historical Foundation is nothing short of miraculous.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 8
"An Arab Steed in a String of Cart Horses"p. 11
The Slow Declinep. 23
"Things the World Cannot Afford to Lose"p. 35
"Queen City of the Gulf"p. 43
A Tall Ship for Texasp. 49
The Elissa Sails!p. 83
Keeping the Dream Alivep. 107
Glossaryp. 125
Particulars of the 1877 Barque Elissap. 126
About the Organizationp. 127
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