Galveston Historical Foundation

1877 ELISSA Drydock Donation

Online donation minimum: $5.00

As part of the Official Tall Ship of Texas’ Coast Guard approved plan, the 1877 ELISSA is required to enter drydock twice every 5 years. You can support the efforts of Galveston Historical Foundation in its mission by contributing to the 2021 Drydock campaign. Our goal is to raise $150,000 by early 2021 and we can do that with your help! Donate today to help ensure that this National Historic Landmark continues to do what so few are left to do today, keep sailing through the Gulf as a true sailing piece of history.


Online donation minimum:$5.00


Galveston Historical Foundation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, from a scrapyard in Piraeus Harbor, Greece to Galveston to begin restoration work in 1978. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed restoration and transformed this rare, historic vessel into a floating museum that would actively sail. Today, the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA is one of only three ships of her kind in the world to still actively sail and welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually. She also serves as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, a National Historic Landmark, and a symbol of the Gulf Coast’s historic beginnings as a seaport and active waterfront. The 1877 ELISSA welcomes visitors at the Galveston Historic Seaport. Experience Galveston’s maritime history daily.

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