• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Research

The reason we know so much about the people, places, stories, and collections associated with Salem Maritime is through the research of dozens of professional historians, archaeologists, archivists, and curators, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of history, archaeology, art history, American studies, and museum studies, among other fields. In these pages we present scholarly research related to Salem Maritime.

Pickled Fish and Salted Provisions: an occasional newsletter.

National Park Service reports [Coming soon!]

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.