Even post-Hurricane Katrina, this event holds the record as the United States' deadliest natural disaster.
Galveston Island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas.
During the mid-19th century, Galveston emerged as an international city with immigration and trade from around the U. Galveston became Texas' largest city and, during that era, was its prime commercial center.
In 1900, the island was struck by a devastating hurricane.
The crew of El Galéon, still living aboard the ship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serves tours to those interested in feeling under their feet the awe of a 170 foot sailing vessel once used in the golden age of Western expansion into the Americas.
Named in 2005 by the Texas legislature as the Official Tall Ship of Texas, ELISSA is one of only three 19th-century iron square-riggers in the World that continues to sail.
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Galveston was founded in 1836 by Matthew Sabo and served as the capital of the Republic of Texas.
Whether visitors like to splash in the water, sunbathe, go for a walk or jog, or people watch, a sunny beachside is the best place to do it.
Away from the water, visitors can shop for souvenirs at the beachside shops or relish in a fresh seafood meal.
The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park is packed with rollercoasters that soar over the Gulf of Mexico, carousels to take the little ones on a ride, and other exciting attractions.
Until 1929, the only link between Galveston Island and the mainland was the skiff, The Tarpon, and later, two barges.
HF’s Texas Seaport Museum, located at Pier 22, will play host to visiting tall ship, El Galéon, from April 13 – 23, 2017. daily (last tickets will be sold at p.m.), except Saturday, April 22 (open from 10 a.m. Tickets for touring the ship are for ages 13 and over, for ages 6 – 12 and free for 5 and under.