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Elissa: A Crown for a Queen (1986)
Galveston Historical Foundation
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1986 |
| English
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  • Highlights
    Preserving the Queen City of the Gulf
    The Elissa visits nineteenth-century Galveston
    Under changing flags
    The first stage of the restoration process, known as the Greek campaign, begins
    The Elissa's homecoming in Galveston elicits both awe and disappointment 
    The project stalls
    Do-or-die effort
    Recreating a nineteenth-century shipyard
    Craftsmen from around the country complete the restoration
    The total cost nears $4 million
    The ship formally opens as a tourist attraction on July 4, 1982
    Volunteers train to earn a place on the ship's crew
    First sail
    Galveston's historic awareness