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?
In 1799, Salem native Nathaniel Bowditch revised John H. Moore's New Practical Navigator, the standard navigation manual of the 18th century. Bowditch discovered and corrected over 8,000 errors in Moore's manual! In 1802, Bowditch published the New American Practical Navigator.