• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Prominent People in Salem's Polish Community

Three girls dressed in costumes
The Polish community worked hard, but they also had a lot of fun. Here Jane, Helen (later Olbrych) and Alice Bartnicki (later Lepkowski)pose as the three musketeers in 1926. Helen is wearing her father Teofil's St. Joseph Society Drill Team uniform.
Courtesy of Linda Moustakis
 

The heart of a community is, of course, its people. The Polish community in Salem has been fortunate from its beginning to have had a number of active leaders throughout the years. Click on the links above to learn about some of these people.

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Did You Know?

The octant is a navigational tool based on the curve of one eighth of a circle. It measures angles for solar and celestial navigation.

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.