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Salem’s historic waterfront and Fort Pickering

Once the largest port in the Northeast, the city of Salem is today clearly less of a commercial and maritime center than the nearby city of Boston, twenty miles to the south. However, this was not always the case, as … Continue reading

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Historical place of the week: Nathaniel Bowditch house in Salem

Few places along the greater Boston coastline are as significant in Nautical History as Salem. Said to once be the sixth largest city in the world (late 1700s), the city was a major shipping port with a large, well protected … Continue reading

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Salem Ferry

The Salem Ferry: The vessel itself-┬áNathaniel Bowditch– is a fast and enjoyable ride. Nathaniel Bowditch, for whom the boat is named, was a Salem native and is known as the founder of modern maritime navigation. I have always had admiration … Continue reading

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