Fishing Prohibition on Hold
On 8/20/14 the park issued a rule change prohibiting fishing throughout the park due to concerns over water quality and visitor safety. The fishing prohibition is now on hold, pending further review - click for more information. More »
Pickled Fish and Salted Provisions
Pickled Fish and Salted Provisions is Salem Maritime National Historic Site's occasional newsletter. Founded in 1999 by (now retired) Park Historian John Frayler, the newsletter presents research on topics related to Salem Maritime, written in a fun and easy to read style by site employees and volunteers.
Pickled Fish is designed to assist in the understanding and interpretation of any area of the site's history, be it an artifact, building, person, or event, for the benefit of site employees, volunteers, and friends of Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Follow the links below to read individual issues. These are in a .pdf format, and you will need the free Adobe Reader to open the files.
Volume 10 (2008)
1. Trade With Japan (4.8M)
Volume Five (2003)
1. It's Only Money (coming soon)
Volume Two (2000)
1. The Man Twice Forgotten (79kb)
Volume One (1999)
1. Find them if you can! Take them if you can: Richard Derby (75kb)
Did You Know?
The largest customs duty bill collected at the Port of Salem was $140,761 when the ship Sumatra returned from Canton in 1831.