By joining ELISSA’s Plankowners’ II Syndicate with the purchase of a plank, you can earn your place in the history of the ship. Your plank donation will be honored with your desired inscription and displayed on ELISSA’s Plankowners’ II Honor Board for posterity. What a legacy for you and future generations of your family!
An essential stage of ELISSA’s 2012-13 restoration was the renewal of her timber deck planks, which after over 30 years under the hot Texas sun required complete replacement. Unlike the 1980 restoration, quality Douglas fir timber is costly. Each plank for the current restoration project has an estimated, average cost of over $900
Over 468 new deck planks were worked and fastened into place during the Fall of 2013. This was the last major milestone in returning ELISSA to sea and to have her grace the waters of the Gulf of Mexico under sail again.
For this tax-deductible contribution, the ELISSA Plankowners’ Syndicate II member receives:
- Recognition on a plaque displayed in the Texas Seaport Museum.
- A section of new planking engraved with the image of ELISSA and plank number.
- Invitations to the Plankowners’ Party and Auction and other special events for the Plankowners’ Syndicate