Posted on: December 19, 2019
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Press Releases
Hello, Houston! It’s the holiday season and we are all busy with parties, shopping and cooking. We’ve been looking forward to spending time with our family and friends. And, all too soon the New Year’s confetti will drift away. After we all take a break, we’ll look forward to planning more exciting activities for the Spring. The Houston Chronicle kust reported about a new, exciting adventure arriving on our Gulf Shores.
The Elissa is an 1877 square-rigged iron barque that is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The rare vessel serves a floating museum and is a symbol of the Gulf Coast’s beginnings as a seaport, according to the Galveston History Foundation. The ship is one of three of its kind in the world and still accommodates more than 40,000 visitors annually.
The historic ship will depart from the Texas Seaport Museum next year for a limited daysailing series through Gulf waters. Trainees will spend six hours aboard the 142-year-old ship learning how to navigate the vessel down the Galveston Channel. The $200 course provides hands-on and lecture learning throughout the trip, as well as a light lunch and refreshments.
Participants must be 10 years and older and participants ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Seven April 2020 dates are currently listed on the event website. Find all you need to know about the daysailing series here and find tickets here.
Find more information on the Galveston History Foundation and Texas Seaport Museum here.
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