“Launched in October 1877”
Elissa is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland by Alexander Hall & Company. She carries nineteen sails covering over one-quarter of an acre in surface area. Tall ships are classified by the configuration of their sailing rig. In Elissa’s case, she is a ‘barque’ because she carries square and fore-and-aft sails on her fore and mainmasts, but only fore-and-aft sails on her mizzenmast. From her stern to the tip of her jibboom she measures 205 feet. Her height is 99 feet, 9 inches at the main mast and she displaces about 620 tons at her current ballast. But, she is much more than iron, wood and canvas…
Was fun to tour the old ship all volunteers repair and restore grateful to also view museum and history.
Very nice attraction and part of history. Didn't want to spend the money ($18 per person) for a tour but still got to see the ship up close.
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1877 Tall Ship Elissa
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