Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Aloha to New England - Salem Maritime History

Hubby and I traveled north of Boston to Salem.  Our first stop was the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.  From its website (link),

When the United States was young, ships from Salem, Massachusetts helped to build the new nation's economy by carrying cargo back and forth from the West to Asia. The historic buildings, wharves, and reconstructed tall ship at this nine-acre National Park tell the stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War privateers, and merchants who brought the riches of the world to America.

The Salem East Indiaman Friendship was launched in 1797.  She made 15 voyages during her career to Batavia, India, China, South America, the Caribbean, England, Germany, the Mediterranean, and Russia.

Built for the Salem mercantile firm Waite and Peirce in the South River shipyard of Enos Briggs, she ended her activities as an American merchant vessel when she was captured as a prize of war by the British Sloop of War HMSRosamond in September 1812.

We walked to the town center ....

... for ice cream!

What's your flavor of ice cream?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's comments wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 4, 10 pm.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 5, on SOS Aloha.


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