• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

People

a portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne in his later years, wearing a mustache

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most famous people associated with Salem Maritime

NPS collections

Merchants, shopkeepers, sailors, craftsmen, Customs inspectors, slaves, sailors, business owners, and mill workers: the faces of Salem’s citizens have always reflected a range of ethnicities, occupations, and talents. Use the links above and to the left to meet some of the people who are connected to Salem Maritime NHS.

Did You Know?

black and white compass rose from a recreated painted floorcloth in the Derby House at Salem Maritime NHS

The largest customs duty bill collected at the Port of Salem was $140,761 when the ship Sumatra returned from Canton in 1831.