• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

The Second Corps of Cadets

soldiers of the Second Corps of Cadets

Soldiers of the Second Corps, c. 1870, flanking a cadet in 18th century uniform

Courtesy of Tom Moran

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Did You Know?

On a sunny day, a small boat motors past the 1871 lighthouse at the tip of Derby Wharf.

Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.