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Sailing Ship Elissa (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University)

Bixel, Patricia Bellis; Cruz, Jim [Editor]

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ISBN 10: 0890968268 / ISBN 13: 9780890968260
Published by TAMU Press, 1998
Used Condition: First Edition Hardcover
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Title: Sailing Ship Elissa (Centennial Series of ...

Publisher: TAMU Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:First Edition

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

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For more than a hundred years the four-hundred-ton barque Elissa worked the world's waters, first as a sailing ship and then as a motor vessel. Built in 1877 when steam vessels were beginning to overtake large sailing ships as prime cargo carriers, Elissa survived for more than a century on the strength of her hull and on the economic niche that ships of her size could fill. In Sailing Ship Elissa, Patricia Bellis Bixel provides a complete history of the ship: her building and launching in Aberdeen, Scotland; her prime years of sailing under British, Norwegian, and Swedish flags; her decline as a Greek smuggler; and her eventual restoration as a tall ship for Texas. Included also is a view of the life of staff and crew on board the ship during a sailing season today. Photographs by Jim Cruz and others wonderfully illustrate Elissa's history and bring to life the difficulties of restoration, the labors of her crew, and the grace and beauty of a sailing ship whether docked or underway.

About the Author:

Patricia Bellis Bixel has been an Elissa volunteer since 1983 and served as director of the Elissa from 1988 to 1990. She received her Ph.D. in history from Rice University in May, 1997, and is currently assistant editor of the Journal of Southern History. Jim Cruz, a freelance professional photographer, has been a member of the Elissa's crew since 1989.

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