GALVESTON  — The Tall Ship Elissa will wait until Friday to begin taking passengers out on day trips.

Galveston Historical Foundation spokesman Will Wright said the oil spill had caused the foundation to postpone a trip that was supposed to take place today to next week instead.

The Elissa has not sailed with passengers since 2010 when it began undergoing rehabilitation work, Wright said. The ship spent four months in dry dock in 2012 for repairs before returning to Galveston in January 2013.

The Elissa was surrounded by protective boom as a precaution. Wright said that the ship was not damaged by what little oil did make its way into the Galveston Ship Channel.

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