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Barque ELISSA (1877)

National Maritime Historical Society campaigned for the Elissa from 1968 to 1982, finding a sponsor for her in the late 1970s in the Galveston Historical Foundation, which had her towed to Galveston and restored for her first sail in over 50 years, in 1982. NMHS was recognized for its leadership role in saving the ship at that time and on the 20th anniversary cruise in 2002.