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01 The Dry Dock restaurant

01 The Dry Dock restaurant

We started with a seafood lunch on the balcony overlooking the harbor.


02 The Friendship

02 The Friendship

This is a replica of a 1797 "East Indiaman" merchant ship that created the wealth of Salem.


03 Salem Harbor

03 Salem Harbor

The Friendship again, with the boat-filled Salem Harbor in the background.


04 Salem Custom House

04 Salem Custom House

The Salem Custom House (1819) is at the foot of the old docks. In its heyday as a merchant port, Salem was the 6th largest city in the U.S. and collected 25% of its revenue. Nathaniel Hawthorne once worked here.


05 Hawkes House

05 Hawkes House

The Hawkes House (1780) was used as a privateer prize warehouse by Elias Hasket Derby during the Revolution, and later passed to Benjamin Hawkes, a shipyard owner.


06 Narbonne-Hale House

06 Narbonne-Hale House

This house was built in the 17th century and was home and shop for such craftsmen and tradesmen as a slaughterer and tanner, a rope-maker, and a cent-shop proprietor. The peaked roof marks the original house; the rest was added on over the centuries.


07 Derby House

07 Derby House

Shipowner Elias Derby was one of the wealthiest men in Salem, and built this imposing brick house right on the waterfront in 1762. This is the oldest brick house in Salem.


08 West India Goods Store

08 West India Goods Store

Part of the Maritime National Historic Site, this store illustrated the types of goods that were imported and sold in the 19th century - sugar, molasses, tropical fruits, spices, tea, etc.


Hawthorne_birthplace

Hawthorne_birthplace


House_of_seven_gables

House_of_seven_gables


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House_of_seven_gables_1


House_of_seven_gables_2

House_of_seven_gables_2


House_of_seven_gables_3

House_of_seven_gables_3


House_of_seven_gables_4

House_of_seven_gables_4


House_of_seven_gables_5

House_of_seven_gables_5


House_of_seven_gables_6

House_of_seven_gables_6


House_of_seven_gables_garden

House_of_seven_gables_garden


Seven_gables_garden_and_harbor

Seven_gables_garden_and_harbor


Seven_gables_sign

Seven_gables_sign