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Pride of Galveston launched in Scotland

October 27th, 1877

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Image taken at random from the related Handbook of Texas entry, Galveston, TX

On this day in 1877 the Elissa, an iron-hulled, three-masted barque built at the shipyard of Alexander Hall and Company of Aberdeen, Scotland, was launched. After a long and varied career the vessel was purchased in 1974 by the Galveston Historical Foundation as a restoration project to complement the Strand Historic District, the Victorian market center of the city. The restored nineteenth-century full-rigged sailing ship is now berthed at Pier 21 in Galveston, just off the Strand, and is visited by 60,000 to 70,000 tourists a year.

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