The ship is a survivor of the Victorian Era in England and has been beautifully restored. When the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Galveston presents "The H.M.S. Pinafore," the society sets up chairs for the audience on the wharf and uses the deck of the ship for the stage. I never have seen this production, but I have read about it and would love to see it sometime.
The year of the Great Galveston, TX Hurricane was 1906, the same year as the Great San Francisco Earthquake. It makes one wonder if the two disasters had a common cause -- continental plates shifting, catastrophic climate change, or whatever.
There is a graceful tallship Elysse in the harbor. There is also a small museum nearby that does a presentation regarding the catastrophic hurrican that destroyed Galveston. I don't remember the exact year, but I think it was 1900, or really close to it.