Historical objects often have wonderful stories to tell, and in our collection spotlight we focus on some of the objects from our museum collection.
Follow the links above and to the left to explore more of Salem Maritime's collections.
Did You Know?
Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.