How to Get Involved with Essex Heritage This Summer in Salem, MA

May 3, 2021

by Cheri Grishin As the non-profit management organization for the federally designated Essex National Heritage Area, the Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) offers many…

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3 Harbor Cruises to Take This Summer in Salem, Massachusetts

May 2, 2021

With summer comes plenty of opportunity to spend time on the water in Salem, Massachusetts! For summer 2021, be sure to bring your mask/face covering…

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5 Lighthouses to See in and Around Salem, Massachusetts

March 8, 2021

Lighthouses in Salem, Massachusetts have served the town since the 17th century in helping ships safely access the harbor. Here are lighthouses downtown and in…

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5 Green Spaces to Explore in Salem, Massachusetts

June 28, 2019

Get outside at one of the many green spaces around downtown Salem. Pack a picnic lunch, go for a walk or run along the waterfront,…

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Essex Heritage Launches New Harbor Tours to Misery Island

June 26, 2019

Essex Heritage is offering two new harbor tours this summer in addition to their Boat Tours to Bakers Island Light Station! The Island Hops Tour…

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The Draken Experience Comes to Salem, Massachusetts

August 2, 2018

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship sailing in modern times, is making Salem, Massachusetts the next stop on her 2018 East Coast Tour!…

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Summertime in Salem Day-Trip for Families

July 28, 2017

To make the most of your summertime day-trip to Salem, plan to arrive early to park and make your way to your first destination. Information…

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Summertime Day-Trip Itinerary to Salem from Boston

July 7, 2017

Looking for day-trip ideas from Boston? Salem is located just 16 miles north of the city, making it a convenient and memorable day-trip to take…

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7 Tall Ships to See in Salem Before Sail Boston 2017

June 8, 2017

Seven sailing ships will be in port in Salem before joining the 44 additional tall ships taking part in Sail Boston 2017. From June 13…

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FAME’s Visit to Sail Boston Recalls Tumultuous War of 1812

May 23, 2017

by Capt. Michael Rutstein Although the Salem-based schooner FAME is one of the smaller vessels attending next month’s Sail Boston event, she has a fascinating…

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“Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style” at the Peabody Essex Museum

May 19, 2017

  Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style, the latest exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, details the design and technical sides of these grand vessels…

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The Maritime Fan’s Guide to Salem, MA

May 5, 2017

With the sailing season is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning a maritime fan’s visit to Salem, Massachusetts. Most known…

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Downrig or Die!

November 1, 2016

Celebrate the “last dying gasp of the sailing season,” with Downrig or Die!, an annual program presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in…

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Coast Guard Eagle Tall Ship
Welcoming the Tall Ship Eagle to Salem

July 25, 2016

The United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle is sailing toward Salem this summer!  She will arrive mid-morning on Friday, August 9 and she will be…

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Aloha Hōkūleʻa!

July 13, 2016

Salem will say Aloha to Hawai‘i’s iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa when she arrives at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Thursday, July 14. The 62-foot…

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Friendship of Salem departs for repairs

July 7, 2016

Friendship of Salem left Derby Wharf on July 5, 2016, for a scheduled “haul-out.” The ship has gone to Gloucester where she will be removed…

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