ELISSA

Seawolf Park, Galveston, Texas

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Description 

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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 14, 1990

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 1978
Reference number
78002930
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Three-masted Barque
Areas of significance
Transportation; Commerce; Maritime History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current functions
Water-related; Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1975-2000
Significant years
1877; 1918