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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

National Park Service-U.S.Department of the Interior

 
 
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
1. Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Salem Maritime National Historic Site-Welcome to Salem Maritime National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park System. Since 1938, this park has preserved the wharves and historic buildings associated with Salem’s prosperous years of overseas trade.

Soon after the United States achieved independence Salem ships were sailing around the world and opening new ports of trade in the Far East. By the year 1800, overseas trade had made Salem the sixth largest city in the United States

Today you can revisit Salem’s maritime glory by touring this National Historic Site, as well as other historic sites in the city.

Fort information, visit the orientation center in the Central Wharf Warehouse. Or visit Salem Visitor Center, at Essex and New Liberty Streets, a 10-minute walk away.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 31.26′ N, 70° 53.238′ W. Marker was in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker was on Derby Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Salem MA 01970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Wharves in the Late 1800s (a few steps from this marker); Central Wharf

Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
2. Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Salem Maritime National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Central Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Derby Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Home for Aged Women (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Derby Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); The Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
Regarding Salem Maritime National Historic Site. This marker has been replaced by a new marker (just submitted) with the same name but different text
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
3. Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
4. Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker
Name of the ship is Friendship of Salem
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 2, 2010
5. Salem Maritime National Historic Site Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp-Salem Maritime National Historic Site was established by Congress on March 17, 1938 to commemorate New England’s maritime history. Located Salem MA, the site preserves historic wharves, merchants’ homes, and the United States Custom House. 1988 is the park’s 50th Anniversary year.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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