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?
During the American Revolution, Salem was the most successful privateering port in America. Salem's 158 privateering vessels captured 445 English vessels.