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Galveston's the Elissa
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Kurt D. Voss
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

For nearly three decades, the 1877 sailing ship Elissa has been widely recognized as one of the finest maritime preservation projects in the world. Unlike some tall ships of today, the Elissa is not a replica but a survivor. Over her century-long commercial history, she carried cargoes to ports around
Sailing Ship Elissa
Language: en
Pages: 93
Authors: Patricia Bellis Bixel, Jim Cruz
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: TAMU Press

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Sailing Ship Elissa
Language: en
Pages: 93
Authors: Patricia Bellis Bixel
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: TAMU Press

Chronicles the history of the barque ship Elissa and discusses why the ship was still used more than one hundred years after other similar ships were sent to the scrapyards.
Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Otmar Schäuffelen
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Hearst Books

A richly illustrated reference on sailing ships from around the globe combines more than 450 full-color photographs with detailed descriptions of various types of vessels and rigging to provide an overview of each ship's specifications, statistics, unique characteristics, rigging, tonnage, use, owner and crew, and history of each vessel, along
Historic Texas from the Air
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: David Buisseret, Richard Francaviglia, Gerald Saxon, Jack W. Graves, Jr.
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

The extremely varied geography of Texas, ranging from lush piney woods to arid, mountainous deserts, has played a major role in the settlement and development of the state. To gain full perspective on the influence of the land on the people of Texas, you really have to take to the